MockQuestions MockQuestions

Tell me about a time when you took a risk to achieve a goal. What was the outcome?

1 of 30 Shift Leader Interview Questions and Answers Written by Professional Interviewers

How to Answer

The most appropriate level of risk tolerance to show will depend on the organization. In general, it's safer to show a moderate amount of risk instead of a high amount. This way the interviewer will be able to see ambition and use of good judgment.

Choose an example when the outcome was positive and when the risk was not something that was irreversible. Explain what the problem was that you had to overcome. Explain what risk you were taking—sometimes it'll be useful to think of what you were not supposed to do and do it anyway. Then explain how your actions led to a positive outcome that benefitted the company.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"There was a time when I was responsible for a team of graphic designers. We were late on a really tight deadline and one of the graphic designer's laptop in the office broke down. I'm supposed to ask for approval for purchases over $200, but I took the risk and went out and got a laptop for $800. This led to us finishing the project on time and keeping a client happy. Even though that client was a small client at the time, they were impressed with our ability to keep our promises and they became our most loyal client and spent over $X with us over the years."

View user-submitted Answers

Tell me about a time when you took a risk to achieve a goal. What was the outcome?
Handling drive thru.. Making sure I have everything I need in drive thru.
I trained people and I give them a chance to show me how well they can do, because I believe in them they never let me down.
I knew that we didn't take any produce prepared for next day so I took some out.
We have a time where management is insisting to track the details of the tickets income and outcome on daily basis. To get the same I searched in google and some experimental things in service now I prepared few sample reports to achieve the required outputs for management. And it was pretty much appreciated.
Riverside, still in progress, but I can tell you about on multiple occasions I had to dicipline a csr for not following through on his requirements and then working towards creating a development plan that worked best for that csr. The csr is still at the phx faclility.
Get More Interview Practice
Pick your topic
Ask the Interviewer
Questions you may consider asking the interviewer, about ...
We all have some behaviors that are typical of us and whi...
Common Interview Questions
There are some questions that employers ask at almost eve...
If you are interviewing for any type of leadership role; ...
Most interviews start with a telephone interview. Hiring ...
Everyone struggles with tough interview questions. Learn ...
View more interview questions