Aug 21, 2018 - 10:36 PM
Give a detailed situation that shows how you succeeded in the face of pressure. Make sure you illustrate the problem, how it stressed you, and the strategy you developed to overcome it. If this is an interview for your first job, an example from school is perfectly fine.
The most important thing is not to lie. If you are not the best pressure performer in the world, it's going to be obvious if you try to say the opposite. However, everyone has dealt with stress before, even if it was only in school or your home life. Admitting that you've struggled to work in tense situations before makes you look honest. Just be sure to follow this up with an effective example of when you overcame this problem.
Unless the interviewer specifically requests it, a short answer is a poor answer to any question. The interview provides hiring managers with an idea of what you would be like as an employee.
Mar 04, 2019 - 01:39 PM
No employer is going to believe this line: "I love pressure – the more the better!" Don’t try to dismiss pressure as something that doesn’t bother you. Just be honest about it: Sometimes you work under pressure better than other times, but you always learn from the experiences and try to use the times that you have fumbled with pressure to help you think faster on your feet in the future. Again, use an example (or examples) of a time when pressure forced you to think outside your normal channels, and how you believe that particular experience made you better at your job. For example, you might talk about how you have learned that it is more productive to take a few deep breaths and jot down notes before jumping into action on the pressure-filled situation. Doing this allows you to resolve the pressure-filled situation in a smooth manner.