As we have already told in many articles, those in charge of taking job interviews ask questions about all kinds of things, your background, your experience, your successes, your failures, and all kinds of day-to-day issues. One of the things they may want to know is managings stress situations or pressure at work.
Most jobs have elements of stress or pressure, and how you behave in response to those stimuli greatly affects your performance and also the work environment for others.
Here are three sample questions and answers for you to consider:
HOW DO YOU MANAGE STRESS SITUATIONS AND PRESSURE AT WORK?
This question is pretty straightforward. You may be tempted to say, “I handle it very well,” or “It motivates me to work harder.” Although they seem to be good answers, it would be better if you can give them an example; A more effective way of responding may be: “I have learned that in times of stress, it is very important to prioritize my tasks so that I can remain productive.”
However, despite having learned to deal with stressful situations, it is good to complete your answer with an example of how you have focused on the challenge. Your example could include steps to think about what to do and decide on priorities.
DESCRIBE A TIME WHEN YOUR WORKLOAD WAS HEAVY AND HOW YOU HANDLED IT.
This question refers essentially to the same as the straightforward, simple question, but specifically asks for a story. Don’t just say you stayed until the job was done. That shows you as someone who gets the job done no matter what, but you will stand out more if you choose an example that guides them through how you approach and solve problems.
Highlight your critical thinking skills. Generally, this will refer to how you had to look at the critical situation and prioritize what needed to be done immediately and what to expect (or what could be delegated). Explain why you chose that solution and what the results were.
DESCRIBE A MOMENT WHEN YOUR WORK WAS CRITICIZED AND HOW THE STRESS SITUATION MANAGED WAS.
It’s a bit stressful when our work is criticized. No one is perfect, so chances are you have been criticized in the past (and will happen again in the future). To be better at something, we must be open to constructive criticism and willing to learn from it. Learning and improving are what will make you even more valuable as you grow in your professional career.
You can tell them about a situation that is from your more distant past and / or that is not directly related to the important tasks of the job for which you are being interviewed. Explain the situation in which you were criticized, and the action you took to learn from or correct the situation, and the end result. Your goal is to show how you improved and that you are now better because of it.
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