How to Answer: Can you tell me how do you deal with stress?
Advice and answer examples written specifically for a Facebook job interview.
2. Can you tell me how do you deal with stress?
How to Answer
Selling and helping customers day in and day out with varying issues can at times be stressful. Engaging with different personalities can also be a challenge at times, particularly in a fast-paced environment. The interviewer wants to know that you're able to handle stress. Talk about the methods you use to relieve stress and how you remain focused and calm.
"I am the kind of person who loves variety and who can easily roll with the punches. I like that account management gives me the chance to talk to lots of different people who have different needs. I find this interesting, and I enjoy showing clients how our products can help them. So, in general, I don't view this type of atmosphere as stressful. Instead, I view it as a challenging puzzle that I get to solve every day. When it comes to keeping mentally relaxed and focused, I do this by listening to music that I like on my way to and from work, as well as by always taking a short lunch break with colleagues. Talking and laughing at lunch helps to break up the day and keep me in a happy frame of mind. I also work out at the gym a few times a week so I can burn off energy and run off any challenging calls I've handled that week."