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

1 of 15 Stress Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on February 3rd, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

One of the most significant problems between employees and employer is that outside influences, and stressors, begin to affect work performance and outcomes. Assure the interviewer that you understand the importance of keeping your cool, and your focus, in the workplace. Discuss the action that you take to ensure professionalism is present at all times.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"When I have a healthy balance in my personal life and responsibilities, I am much better at handling work-related stress. I keep very organized and draw boundaries well. Rest assured, I do not bring my personal life to work with me."

Admin
Answer example

"Responsibilities management is the key for me when it comes to preventing stress from creeping into areas where it should not. I use a planning app to track my assignments at work, and my responsibilities at home. I promise to myself that I will not postpone an obligation or an assignment. This method has always worked very well for me."

Manager
Answer example

"I take the time to regroup with my team every morning before our shift officially begins. This way, if any concerns or stressors need to be acknowledged, we do it at that time. Personal stress happens, but it cannot affect work-related performance at any time."

Marketing
Answer example

"Stress management in the workplace is an incredibly important skill to master. I am assertive, in both my personal and professional life which means that when a stressor comes up, I nip it in the bud before the symptoms creep into areas of my life that it should not."

Retail
Answer example

"I get a workout in every morning before I head to work. This morning workout is a great stress reliever and assurance that I come to work with a clear mind."

Sales
Answer example

"I have a significant social support network between my family and friends. If I am feeling overwhelmed with stress, I will talk to someone versus bottle it up. It's important to me that I never misappropriate my feelings of stress."

Teacher
Answer example

"Because I actively practice a positive mindset, I rarely become overwhelmed with stress to the point where it creeps into my work life. If I am feeling overwhelmed to that degree, I will take a personal day if possible."

Barista
Answer example

"Responsibilities management is the key for me when it comes to preventing stress from creeping into areas where it should not. I use a planning app to track my assignments at university, my responsibilities at home, and my work schedule. I promise to myself that I will not postpone a work obligation or a school assignment. This method has always worked very well for me."

FBI
Answer example

"Stress management in the workplace is an incredibly important skill to master. I am assertive, in both my personal and professional life which means that when a stressor comes up, I nip it in the bud before the symptoms creep into areas of my life that it should not."

Daycare Worker
Answer example

"When I have a healthy balance in my personal life and responsibilities, I am much better at handling work-related stress. I keep very organized and draw boundaries well. Rest assured, I do not bring my personal life to work with me. These children deserve to get the best of my time and attention."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 08/22/2018
Last modified on: 02/03/2019
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