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Do You Work Well Under Pressure? Tough Interview Questions

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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by Don Georgevich

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