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Top 10 Stress Interview Questions
List of Stress Interview Questions
  1. How do you handle stress on the job?
  2. Can you talk to me about your GPA during undergraduate/graduate school?
  3. Why were you fired or let go from your last job?
  4. How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team?
  5. What is the worst thing you have heard about our company?
  6. How long have you been looking for a job?
  7. Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
  8. Are you applying for any other jobs?
  9. Looking at your resume, you've had a number of job changes, what would make me think that you will stay with our company?
  10. What could your current employer do for you that would have prevented you from looking for a job?
  11. What part of this career brings you the most stress?
  12. How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
Authors:
Contributing Author
Rachelle Enns
Recruiter
 
Contributing Author
Christine Pasqueretta
HR Executive
Stress User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 12
How do you handle stress on the job?
Professional answer
Stress is part of any demanding job and I embrace it to the fullest. I take good care of myself personally and prioritize my workload to maintain a healthy balance in my stress levels.
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Question 2 of 12
Can you talk to me about your GPA during undergraduate/graduate school?
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Definitely! I studied hard in school and averaged a 3.5 GPA in undergraduate and graduate school.
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Question 3 of 12
Why were you fired or let go from your last job?
Professional answer
The company I last worked for was merged with another organization and my department was laid off.
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Question 4 of 12
How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team?
Professional answer
I am here to hit the ground running! I like to start making meaningful contributions from the get go!
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Question 5 of 12
What is the worst thing you have heard about our company?
Professional answer
In reading some of the online reviews about your organization, there was some feedback around high turnover within your company. What is your company doing to improve in this area?
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Question 6 of 12
How long have you been looking for a job?
Professional answer
I am a passive job seeker that is keeping abreast of opportunities that are right for me.
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Question 7 of 12
Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
Professional answer
That is a great questions. There were a few gaps where I took some time to further my education and attend schooling for additional certification in my field of work.
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Question 8 of 12
Are you applying for any other jobs?
Professional answer
I am looking for a job that will provide me as much value as I am looking to contribute to an organization, so yes, I am in the process of exploring opportunities at companies that appeal to me.
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Question 9 of 12
Looking at your resume, you've had a number of job changes, what would make me think that you will stay with our company?
Professional answer
In my career, I have made progressive moves to advance in my field of expertise. I am looking for a company that I can grow with long term and contribute value for many years to come.
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Question 10 of 12
What could your current employer do for you that would have prevented you from looking for a job?
Professional answer
All employees want to feel valued and appreciated and make good money. My current employer is relocating to another state that I am not interested in moving to.
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Question 11 of 12
What part of this career brings you the most stress?
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I probably bring myself the most stress because of my drive and desire to be/do the best I can be. I manage this by focusing my energy on productive activities that are good for my career.
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Question 12 of 12
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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I feel confident about our discussion today and am looking forward to the next steps in the interview process.
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