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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tough Interview Question Series #4 - Failing at the Job

Question: How long are you willing to fail at this job before you succeed?

Answer: What did you say? Fail? I didn't even start yet!
  
When we go through the interview process, the last thing we're thinking about is failing in our new job. Yet, in many roles, particularly those that require a significant amount of post-hire orientation and training, failure is exactly what is in store.

How does that make you feel? Worried? Anxious? You shouldn't feel that way at all. Starting a new job, and a complicated one at that, is supposed to be a challenge. 

At All Children's Hospital we provide our new employees with a lot of orientation and training time. It not only helps them succeed, but it helps ensure we deliver safe, effective and high quality care to our patients.

The next time you're asked about failure, make sure you don't shy away from answering and say: "I'm going to keep working hard and learning until I succeed!"

- Jay 


photo credit

This series is based on the terrific post from @RitikaTrikha over at Youtern.com. 

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