This requires that you gather and evaluate data, isolate possible contributing circumstances, and pinpoint the chief causal factors that need to be addressed in order to resolve the problem.Examples: Diagnosing Illnesses, Identifying the Causes for Social Problems, Interpreting Data to Determine the Scope of Problems, Pinpointing Behaviors Contributing to Marital Distress, Recognizing Invalid Research Models Once you’ve determined what is causing a problem, it’s time to come up with possible alternative solutions.
You can also frame bullet points in your resume to show off how you solved a problem.
Once a solution is implemented, the best problem-solvers have systems in place to ascertain if and how quickly it’s working.
This way, they know as soon as possible whether the issue has been resolved or, alternatively, whether they’ll have to change their response to the problem mid-stream.
As you explain your thought process, use the steps listed above (from analyzing the cause to assessing the effectiveness of your interventions).
Or, share an example of a problem you solved in a previous role. As a nurse practitioner, my primary responsibility is to use my problem-solving skills to diagnose illnesses and develop treatment plans.