Print

Become a Cop >> Browse Articles >> Exam & Career Preparation

+23

15 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

PoliceLink

9. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?



Bad answer:
I never finished law school – and everything that has happened since then has taught me that giving up, just because the going gets tough, is a huge mistake."

You don’t want to actually highlight a major regret – especially one that exposes an overall dissatisfaction with your life. Instead, focus on a smaller, but significant, mishap, and how it has made you a better professional.

Good answer:
“When I was in college, I took an art class to supplement my curriculum. I didn’t take it very seriously, and assumed that, compared to my Engineering classes, it would be a walk in the park. My failing grades at midterm showed me otherwise. I’d even jeopardized my scholarship status. I knew I had to get my act together. I spent the rest of the semester making up for it, ended up getting a decent grade in the class. I learned that no matter what I’m doing, I should strive to do it to the best of my ability. Otherwise, it’s not worth doing at all.”




Next Question: How do you explain your gap in employment? >>


+23
  • Photo_user_blank_big

    mindovermatter

    about 1 year ago

    20 Comments

    Pass your oral interview today!!! click here: http://c7fbdl3q32xjytfhw2w7y067cd.hop.clickbank.net/

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    ashley1991

    over 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    Well first let me say this I'm a very tuff young lady. I don't take anything from anybody. I dislike criminals with a passion and I know what I'm capable of.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    good person and help full

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    my chaligents

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    never did

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    nnot good the people was bad

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    happy and safety

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    old jobs

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    i larnd it form reading

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    i have four police officers in my familiy and i have good eyes

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    passing the police test

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    getup set

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    A Police Officer

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    cambridge police

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    My last chief was ok

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a criminal justice degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.

Recent Activity

Camndad_max30
Motorcop_213 commented on: "d s", 2 minutes ago.
Untitledma28839986-0002_max30
Irishcop1961 gave a thumbs down to The Article "Boston bombing suspect's North Bergen sister charged ...", 5 minutes ago.
Hanscon_park_2_2013_max30
SE851 commented on: "David Hamson", 27 minutes ago.