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Gallup Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your next gallup-style interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Question 15 of 30

When a leadership opportunity presents itself, are you excited to jump in, or do you feel nervous?

The Goal

The interviewer wants to see that you have the courage to jump into an unexpected leadership opportunity, even if you feel nervous. The goal of your response is to give the interviewer a clear idea of the way you approach opportunities to lead. Show the interviewer that you have the potential and desire to influence your co-workers positively.

Written by Rachelle Enns on March 16th, 2022

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Advice and Examples: When a leadership opportunity presents itself, are you excited to jump in, or do you feel nervous?

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    When a leadership opportunity presents itself, are you excited to jump in, or do you feel nervous?

      The Goal

      The interviewer wants to see that you have the courage to jump into an unexpected leadership opportunity, even if you feel nervous. The goal of your response is to give the interviewer a clear idea of the way you approach opportunities to lead. Show the interviewer that you have the potential and desire to influence your co-workers positively.

      Written by Rachelle Enns on March 16th, 2022

      What to Avoid

      Avoid focusing on your lack of leadership experience. Most hiring companies look for leadership competency in candidates, no matter how entry-level the job title. Even if you are new to your career or have not yet reached a formal leadership position, you can still showcase your natural leadership qualities. Consider speaking about how you act as a leader in group projects at school or while playing a sport.

      Written by Rachelle Enns on March 16th, 2022

      Pro Tip

      Be prepared to highlight the leadership characteristics you have. These qualities might include being a clear communicator, showing empathy to others, setting thoughtful goals, or having the courage to speak up when others may not.

      If possible, talk about when you took on a leadership role regardless of feeling excited or nervous. You can use the STAR framework (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to form your story-based example.

      If you do not have a specific example of a time when you took on the role of a leader, consider discussing the ways you actively improve your leadership skills. Perhaps you read books on leadership, listen to podcasts from thought leaders, or engage a mentor to develop your leadership abilities.

      Written by Rachelle Enns on March 16th, 2022

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