” to “How would you handle falling short of your sales goal?
” to “How would you manage an employee who wasn’t doing her work?
The best responses start by repeating the question: “If the client was frustrated because we were outside of our projected timeline, I would…” or “If a client was angry because he felt the initial proposal didn’t fully meet his needs, I would...” When you frame the situation as you respond, you free yourself from having to come up with a one-size-fits-all answer (or include a ton of caveats). When the hiring manager asks if he can change around your phone interview time at the last minute, books a conference room where the AC is on the fritz, or sends you an email without an all-important attachment, it’s very likely he’s not testing your problem-solving skills.
But, how you respond to snafus throughout the process makes a strong statement about your ability to handle unforeseen issues.
” A great strategy to answer this type is to add detail to guide your response.
So, instead of just saying that if a client was ever angry, you’d listen and try to fix it, get specific.Otherwise, the longer you let it linger, the harder it will be to resolve the diverse array of issues impacting your productivity levels. Third, enjoy how peaceful and productive your workday has become without these headaches and challenges.You might think that being passive aggressive with your colleagues is the way to go, but this will eventually boil over and poison the workplace. These are just elements of your overall professional skills.Over the course of your interview, the hiring manager needs to figure out a few things.She needs to get a better sense of how your skills and experience line up with the open role.Her advice has been published across the web (, CNBC and more).Sara has experience managing programs; recruiting, interviewing, and referring job applicants; building strategic partnerships; advising executive directors; and supporting a national network of volunteers.Examples include: “Tell me about a time when you faced an unexpected challenge at work and how you handled it?” “Tell me about a time when a client or customer approached you with a concern—and how you responded?Hiring managers are tasked with picking the best person for the job, and that includes testing a candidate’s problem-solving skills.Instead of seeing this as a problem, see it as an opportunity to differentiate yourself and show what kind of hire you’d be.