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Give me a specific example of a time when you have used good judgement and logic in solving a problem. What was the process followed, and what was the outcome?

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    Give me a specific example of a time when you have used good judgement and logic in solving a problem. What was the process followed, and what was the outcome?

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      If asked this question the interviewers are looking for more than just your command of the procedures and protocols of the job. They are also evaluating exactly what you consider good judgment to be- and what your priorities and assumptions are when you apply logic to a situation. The goal with these questions is to demonstrate how you are able to manage difficult situations and resolve them. This means that whatever the situation was that led to your use of good judgment or logic- the emphasis should be on your actions and their favorable results.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "One time an emergency was brought in where a dog had been attacked, and we had a full waiting room of clients with only one vet in at the time. I had to use my good judgment to help the vet treat the injured dog as I knew that was the priority while apologizing to the waiting clients for any inconvenience."

      Rachelle's Answer

      And I'm sure the clients understood the emergency :) Great example of thinking on your feet.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I was taking an advanced virology class in which the teacher was hard to understand, and the tests were extremely difficult. I took the initiative with my study group to form a strategy for finals. We would compare all of our lecture notes, teaching the material to each other. If we had disagreements over the material, we would have a more in-depth discussion about that material, ask the teacher about it, and share additional resources we found outside of class. We also quizzed each other on questions he could potentially ask. We all did well on the finals."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This is a fantastic approach to studying and collaborating with others. You show strong problem-solving capabilities as well as leadership abilities.

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      "My swim class usually swam across the pool in the deep end, and some struggled to make it the whole way. It would result in throwing floats out to them and would alarm both the swimmer and the lifeguard. To prevent this from happening, I decided to move the swimmers to swim down beside the wall, allowing them to swim further, yet also have the support of the wall if they needed to rest. It meant they could focus on improving and didn’t panic as much."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This is an excellent approach to teaching, and one that shows you are aware of the emotions that your students may be going through as they work their way into deeper waters. How will you apply this skill and insight as a Veterinarian?

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