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Discussion on: #discuss What to do about feedback you don't think is accurate

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Frank Carr

Q: “Can you me about a time you received some feedback you didn’t think was accurate, and what did you do about it?”

A: "Sure. After all, that's why I'm here interviewing with you"

I think it can be a tricky question to ask because everyone has had personality conflicts at work with someone that they don't get along with well. You'll be getting one side of the story of a conflict, so you don't know if the other person was being reasonable or being a total jackhole. Also, the emotions surrounding the conflict might be fresh, resulting in generating a negative experience for the interview.

You are also likely to get a standardized interview question response, like "I took it as a learning experience" or the like.

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Sam Jarman 👨🏼‍💻 Author

I don't think I've ever received feedback on my personality, more my behaviour, but you raise an interesting point of bias in the examples perhaps given. I'd dig deeper into the 'learning experience' answer though haha