Most Asked Interview Questions (Tell me about your ability to work under pressure)

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Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.

We have all felt the pressure at some point in our lives. This is a normal part of life that we all have to go through. Whether it’s coming from parents, friends, school, your job, or yourself, you have dealt with it in one way or another. The question is how do you still produce quality work when you are under this pressure? As much as we’d like to, we can’t take the day off every time we feel a little stressed.

Your interviewer wants to see that you can keep your cool when you’re feeling the heat. It’s a good idea to give examples of how you have handled stress in the past to your interviewer. That way, they get a clear picture of how well you can work in stressful situations.

A response that I use quite frequently is “I find that when I’m under the pressure of a deadline, I can do some of my most creative work.” You could also say something along the lines of “I react to situations, rather than to stress. That way the situation is handled and doesn’t become too stressful.” This is an extremely healthy outlook that will surely impress anyone!

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