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Give me an example of your ability to handle stressful situations.
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Tell the interviewer what you do to handle situations calmly despite the high stress level by providing an example to support your position.
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"I always remain calm and look for ways to be more efficient. For instance, if there is an unexpected deadline, I will determine what can be done to ensure the deadline can be met, I will write down the steps to take to ensure successful completion and will delegate a few tasks if necessary. In brief, I am always ready to adjust my approach because stressful situations are bound to occur in a professional environment."

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Give me an example of your ability to handle stressful situations.
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When dealing with pressure and stress, I take a moment to prioritize what I have going on. Pressure to perform well is a good kind of pressure as long as I do not allow it to become negative stress. I prioritize what is truly most important and focus on getting that done and done well.
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I think I work well under stressful situations as it gives my work a goal. I like to give myself time limits when completing tasks anyway as it puts pressure on me and usually leads to better quality work.
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I think I work well under stressful situations as it gives my work a goal. I like to give myself time limits when completing tasks anyway as it puts pressure on me and usually leads to better quality work.
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I take the time to prioritize and see what needs to be done, then I take each issue one at a time.
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Remain calm and analytical.
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I am a very calm person. Very little stresses me out. I take things in there stride, priorities the problems and tackle the problem the best way I can.
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Take a deep breath. Think of more than one way to fix it and then start from there. I know once I'm over prepared for it I won't be stressed about it anymore.
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Remain calm, prioritise what needs to be done, and delegate the tasks evenly and realistically so it gets done. I always look at the bigger picture and try to stay positive.
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Just remember, it's only play-practice. We take our jobs very seriously, as we should, but it's important to remember that the stakes aren't really that high and that taking a breath and chilling out a bit might lead you to the solution you're looking for.
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In stressful situations, I tend to focus on resolving the situation first. Therefore, in terms of what happened to cause it, I'm only focused on the parts of the story that will find a solution for the time being. Typically, my strategy is to not allow panic to make the problem seem bigger than it is and focus on securing the necessary resources to find a solution.