Tell me about a time when you failed in a team project, and how you overcame it

Be honest and show how you can learn from failures. Don’t blame your team members for your failure, focus on the objective reasons that led to team failure and what you learned.

  • Talk about a real failure you’ve had, starting by describing the situation.
  • Explain what happened clearly and quickly.
  • Take responsibility and don’t make excuses for the failure.
  • Show what you learned from the experience

Example :
Using examples of a time when you’ve participated in a Hackathon usually works well for questions like this, especially if you had a good idea and got some recognition for it. This is a time where you would’ve generated a lot of ideas in collaboration with a team, in a short span of time and solved lots of problems. A great way to demonstrate that you can work well with a team in a ‘tech’ environment while also generating positive outcomes for your team.