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Do you work well under pressure?
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You are a rock star under pressure! Here's a way you can answer this: "I have no problem prioritizing and managing a busy workload. The pressure of deadlines can be tough, but I make sure that I stay organized and on top of things so that the pressure doesn't get to me." Sharing some ways that you deal with pressure gives the interviewer a tangible example of how you handle it. Talk about some tips or tricks for organizing your week. Delegating tasks to your team will also help you to share the workload when it gets to be overwhelming. Techniques for managing stress are also worth mentioning here.
Answer examples
"I have no problem prioritizing and managing a busy workload. The pressure of deadlines can be tough, but I make sure that I stay organized and on top of things so that the pressure doesn't get to me."
"I'm accustomed to working under pressure. I find that having that pressure focuses me and makes me more efficient than I'd be without that pressure. Sometimes, if there's suddenly a lot that needs to get done, it can seem overwhelming, sure. But I take a breather and remind myself that this is just a good opportunity for me to exercise my management skills, and that at the end of the challenge, I'll be proud that I overcame it, that it'll be another success under my belt."

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User-Submitted Answers

Do you work well under pressure?
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Pressure always give us something hard to stand for. I have learned a lot while working under pressure. I have meet those points of my work which I have never seen from my eyes or experience. For that reason I would say that I have worked a lot under pressure and succeeded after getting them batter by the next time.
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I work very well under pressure. I am able to make fast, firm decisions with confidence. I am a well trained professional.
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Yes, pressure creates challenge to individual which eventually boost your confidence.
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Yes the pressures always give us something hard to stand for. Also it creates challenges to individual which eventually boosts peoples confident.
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I feel I work well under pressure due to having plenty of pressure as a past security tech and now a facility tech, being as when a project is due I tend to make sure every situation is handled in a professional manner, and the outcome will not only satisfy the company, but myself.
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I am confident that I can work under pressure since I have the experience in dealing with difficult situations in the past.
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Yes I work well under pressure as I worked in busy supermarkets and was still able to perform my duties to the required standards.
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Yes I work great under pressure infact I enjoy working under pressure and I makesure I do a good job and I dont take short cuts.
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Yes I am capable for handle the time management and working pressure.
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Yes I can work well under pressure.
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Yes. Being in the military and working as a newly promoted supervisor.
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Yes, I work well under pressure.
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I believe that is work well under pressure because it gives me drive to get that task done and get it done well.
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Yes, so far I have done well. Have worked in the production support team, managing Crysis calls. And in IT Security, I was the one who used to approve the requests for project going live in the production environment and at time there were many urgent reuquests which I used to manage.
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I've handled pressure by keeping team organised and morale high.
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Working under pressure enable individual to discover the unique abilities that are unknown to her/him. Enable us to take decisions independently and learn more things y ourselves. Based on the points I m good working under pressure.
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Yes I do . My aim is to finish my job and be able to produce good results.
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Yes I do. I remain calm, focused, gather all the facts relevant to the situation at hand and then issue instructions to subordinates and contact senior management appraising of the situation.
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I absolutely love the challenge that the added pressure brings. The accompanying adrenaline clears my head, I am able to focus in on the issue at hand, and solve the problem or take care of the situation.
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Yes, I do. Developing the trust and commitment of team members. As Chairperson of the Isthmus Court and Staff Complex Health, Safety and Environment Committee I engaged Committee members in dialogue on issues affecting their work areas, I sought feedback on how effective changes could be realized and what would be the positive end result if the changes were made.
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Ya, ofcourse, my experience and training help me to do so.
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Yes I can work under pressure.
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Yes I do. I strive not to allow situations or circumsances to make me lose my balance, I use my inner strenghth, critical thinking and analytical skills to find a solution. For example, the security access control system had malfunctioned and my supervisor was not at the Site, employees and security personnel were locked into their specific areas of work and could neither get in or out. This created a choatic situation. When I received the information I contacted the security personnel in the Lobby and instructed them to open all doors manually effectively resolving the situation and then I contacted my supervisor appraising him of what had happened and what I had done.
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Yes. I fulfil my role in supporting and assisting my team members, by providing all information in a timely manner to ensure that all deadlines are met. I have had memorable experiences with my former work teammates participating in two cookout competitions and being winners, which gives the satisfaction of success and a job well done and this creates a cohesiveness and a sense of well being which is extended to the workplace.
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Yes, I enjoy working under pressure it gives me a good sense of priorities and deadlines that need to be met.
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Yes I work well under pressure. It allows me to be able deal with situations on the fly.
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Yes I am able to perform despite stressing situations I have managed several high strung project and the team and I were able successfully complete all activities within the prescribed time. We had some hiccups which resulted in the sponsor, a senior executive getting involved . Howevet we remain calm and did some reorganizing and we were able to get bqck on track.
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Yes, I have been in several situations in my current and previous positions that have given me the experience to function well under pressure. I can Give examples?
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I work well under pressure, I like challenges and making decisions in accordance with the site assignment instruction. I like to stay calm and collective gather as much information before making any decision. If still not sure I would contact building security manager to get advise.
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Yes I can work under any kind of working pressure.
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Yes, I perform well under pressure.
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Yes. I can work well under pressure and I can say it, as I had to work on 3 different projects simultaneously and had to meet the deadlines for the same.
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When needed I work well under pressure. I put into practice all procedure I have learnt. I also monitor performance of my team frequently so when the opportunity arises they all know their role to work well in pressurised situations.
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Pressure excites me. I love being challenged.
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How would you handle incident such as theft.
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Yes, I do work well. I remain calm, focus and alert.
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Yes, I stand back, eval and get to work.
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Over the 20 years of service I have had to work under many different kinds of pressure, pressure to accomplish large tasks with a quick turnaround time. Make quick and accurate decisions during security missions. For example, when assigned as the operations chief for regional exercise’s in the Navy’s Emergency Operations Center it is paramount to deliver timely, detailed and accurate information to the Incident Commander and other sections to ensure needed resources are requested and delivered to operational teams conducting response and recovery efforts.
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Yes I do work well under pressure.
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Absolutely, I have extensive experience in critical incidents...Examples are provided.
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I believe that some of my my best work comes when the situation is challenging. I enjoy being tested and figuring out ways to get the job done in dire circumstances and I love the feeling of acomplishment after completing a task under pressure.
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I believe that some of my my best work comes when the situation is challenging. I enjoy being tested and figuring out ways to get the job done in dire circumstances and I love the feeling of acomplishment after completing a task under pressure.
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Yes. And I am used ot it. Our department has always have some kind of pressure. Usually we all always open for new challenges.How big was the pressure and how did you respond to it. Based on that only, your satisfaction varies end of the day in our department.
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Yes, I work very well under pressure under any circumstances.
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Yes I learned to work under pressure when I was a police officer, where you be dealing with situation that threaten the life of people and my intervention police being key to sefe life.