Stressful Interview Questions

Here are 15 interview questions that were created to test how you handle stressful situations at work and also how calmly you can handle difficult interview questions.

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How do you handle stress on the job?

"I handle stress very well, and when you call my references, they will attest to this fact. When I am under pressure on the job, I focus on the task at hand and make sure not to get distracted. Staying on a deadline is very helpful, and I will delegate when necessary to alleviate some stress."

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15 Stress Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. How do you handle stress on the job?

  • 2. Which parts of your current position brings you the most stress?

  • 3. What could your current employer do for you that would have prevented you from looking for a job?

  • 4. Looking at your resume, you've had a number of job changes, what would make me think that you will stay with our company?

  • 5. Are you applying for any other jobs?

  • 6. Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?

  • 7. How long have you been looking for a job?

  • 8. What is the worst thing you have heard about our company?

  • 9. How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team?

  • 10. Why were you fired or let go from your last job?

  • 11. Can you talk to me about your GPA during undergraduate/graduate school?

  • 12. How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

  • 13. What advice would you give to a colleague who was stressed out?

  • 14. How do you prevent stress from your personal life entering your professional life?

  • 15. How did you prepare for this interview?