What should you do when you get the dreaded ‘tell me about a failure’ question during a job interview? How you answer can be very revealing. Luis von Ahn, Co-Founder and CEO of Duolingo, a language-learning platform with more than 500-million users, provides some insight in the following clip from his recent appearance on The Tim Ferris Show.
The conventional wisdom is to be positive during an interview, but sharing your failure shows your authenticity and that you can accept accountability. You should also explain what you learned from that failure to demonstrate your ability to learn from mistakes and your capacity for growth.