How do you handle pressure and stress?

Job interview questions are normally meant to test the different skills and competencies of the applicant for the job position as well as to certify the correctness of information stipulated on the curriculum vitae. Questions can vary from the easy ones to the most challenging type.

Interviewers rely on your confidence and conviction in answering their questions in order for them to find out if you can be a potential candidate for the job. If asked about work-related questions, the interviewer is obviously checking your work ability and performance.

Be prepared for questions that will identify your flexibility in dealing with work pressure. The interviewer would want to know how well you handle a heavy volume of workload. You are also measured on how well you are able to manage your time when work seems to pile up and deadlines need to be met. Here is a quick guide on how to answer this type question during job interviews.

Keep a Positive Remark

The idea of getting too many tasks at work can be quite annoying to think of. You probably must have had your share of being handed over a load of tasks to complete within a given deadline. If you have been employed before, you can very much relate to it. Yet, even if you still have no work experience, tasks in school are also just about the same.

Make sure to keep a positive outlook toward the idea of receiving many things to do. You would want to leave an impression that you are capable of handling a handful of tasks from your superior and you went through such experience. Avoid the mention of personal complaints and annoyance toward the tasks. Simply say that you had your share of the experience and that you took it positively.

Provide a Concrete Example

One effective means of supporting your answer to this question is to back it up with a concrete example or past work experience. Use the follow-up question as a basis for providing the details of your story. A concrete work example from a previous employment would be more effective, yet if there is none to share from a past work experience, any related story about getting loads of work will do. Highlight the most effective options you took to complete all the tasks and to meet the deadlines.

Sound Assertive towards Pressure

With a pile of workloads or tasks given to you, you may have felt the pressure at work. Make it a point to close your answer with an assertive impact. Emphasize that you have no issues getting a lot of tasks and that it is just a matter of proper time management in order to complete the tasks on time. Refrain from giving the interviewer a hint that you react negatively towards work pressure; as it will only decrease your chances of being shortlisted for the job.

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  • May 12th, 2012

1). What goals do you have in your career?
2). How do you plan to achieve this goals?
3). Can you work well under deadlines or pressure?
4)Tell us about a time when you failed to meet a deadline? What were the repercussions?
5). Why should we hire you over the others waiting to be interviewed?
6). What are your future plans for this company?
7). How soon can you travel down to start your new job? (if intend to work overseas)
8). Briefly describe your new job?
9). Why did you choose this career?
10). do you have a references list?

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