Or, perhaps a new manager came on board and he wanted to bring in member from his old team before getting to know you.
The interviewer can’t or shouldn’t point directly at your age as a reason not to hire you. Tell the interviewer that it is the broad experience outside of the field that makes you the right fit.
Fortunately, great answers to troublesome questions can be rehearsed and considered long before that important interview. Here you want to squeeze in every possible strength and potential contributions you can make to the company without being long-winded.
The interviewer is far more interested in how the question is responded to, that is, whether or not the answer is said with sincere enthusiasm.
Say that as a human being you are as prone to mistakes as anyone else; however you have no regrets—even if you do (and most of us do), don’t admit them. Tell the interviewer that in those instances where you have made a mistake with a coworker, you have admitted your mistake.
You went back to the person and apologized and started again.
You come off as being bitter, blaming of others, and irresponsible. Make an admission, such as, telling the interviewer that you were inexperienced in communicating with your boss about teamwork.
This way you acknowledge what happened and that you learned from the experience.
If there are no comparable jobs in your past, explain why you are interested in the position.
Among the many questions that can be asked, this is one of the most dreaded.