Jan 08, 2019 - 04:04 PM
Provide information about how you developed a solution that involved a compromise to show that you are a team player and willing to work with others toward the attainment of a common goal. The purpose of this question is to demonstrate that you are flexible; someone who is adaptable and not unyielding in a business environment. You could also discuss a situation in which you worked in a group setting where the group disagreed on a number of action items, or how to execute a particular project. In this instance, you might provide an example of the initiative you took to drive consensus by providing clear feedback and incorporating others’ ideas into the final solution to meet the needs of the team while also ensuring the outcome of the project met the goals of the business.
Whatever you decide to share, your answers should be brief, with clear examples that demonstrate your maturity, level-headedness, decision-making prowess and ability to compromise.
Aug 22, 2018 - 08:12 AM
If a hiring manager asked you about how you've handled a difficult situation in the past, there are certain examples that can work well in your answer:
Resolving conflict within a team environment
Responding to an ethical dilemma with a moral decision
Volunteering to take on a particularly challenging project or task
Creating an innovative solution to a persistent problem
Additionally, you can use your answer to showcase some of the soft skills that make you an excellent candidate for the job. This type of question allows storyform answers that draw attention to your communication skills. You can refine your response by using the STAR method: Situation/Task, Action, Results. Follow this path with your story, and make sure you end on a positive note that shows the best aspects of your personality.