Interview questions on resilience and how to answer them


Being resilient means having the ability to successfully deal with failure and having the strength to persevere in difficult situations. Resilient people are often more likely to take risks, are determined and can motivate those around them. In a working environment, these are great skills to have. No wonder then that employers are actively seeking out resilient professionals.

When it comes to job interviews, employers might test candidates’ resilience by asking them about past experiences in which their ability to cope with difficult situations was put to the test. These questions can be tricky to answer, so thorough preparation is key. Here are five example questions and how best to answer them.

1. What is your greatest failure? How did you move on from it?
Besides finding out what you define as failure, your interviewer will want to see if you can admit to your weaknesses and how you dealt…

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