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Tell me about a time you were asked to do something you had never done before. How did you react, and what did you learn?

Experience Level: Medior
Tags: Behavioral


This question is asked by technical screeners to understand how you are able to cope with uncertainity and unknown situations.

When answering the question, show that you are positive, you don't give up easily, you are not afraid of challenges, you are flexible and don't mind changes, you analyze options and evaluate their pros and cons.

Also show that you are not afraid to fail and that you learn from your failures and don't repeat them. Show that you know that failure is part of the innovation process and that you are able to motivate yourself to get over failures. Show that you are persistent and you are able to cheer up the others in difficult times.


Tell me about a time when you were asked to do something at work which you thought was unnecessary