Do you work well under pressure?
This is more of a follow-up from the previous question and I doubt both questions will be directly asked to you, but both have slightly different answers. Saying no to this question may be an honest answer, but it is also a negative one. If you are a doctor, lawyer or in another demanding profession, answering no to this question will surely disqualify you for the position.
The interviewer will probably ask for an example, so be prepared with a situation or academic scenario from a previous job. It doesn’t even have to be from your most recent job, just a good example that demonstrates your ability to have a cool head when things are heating up.
Best answer to Do You Work Well Under Pressure
1. “I enjoy working under pressure. Actually, I prefer it that way. To me it means that my time is utilized in a more productive manner and that I realize a greater sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.”
2. “I like it when the pressure is on. Things really get clicking and that’s when great ideas start coming to me. If it’s too slow, I just feel stagnant.”