How to Answer Interview Questions About Difficult Tasks In Limited Time

Behavioral interview questions try to use your past behavior to predict your future behavior…so you get asked ‘What did you do when…?’ or ‘How did you handle that….?’ or even ‘Describe how you would handle…’ That last one is more of a future question than a past one, but it does get to what your thought process is like. How do you approach problems and look for solutions?

What if they ask you, ‘Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them.’

In the video below, I will tell you what key skill the hiring manager is hoping to find in you when he or she asks you this interview question. Click on the video to watch.

Want more suggestions? I talk about how to answer this interview question in more detail in my blog post, How to Answer Interview Questions Q5.

If you’d like insight on how to answer additional interview questions, see my series, How to Answer Interview Questions. It’s 101 tough job interview questions and answers.



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
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