Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “How do you prioritize your work?”
Other similar questions are “Can you give me an example of how you set goals?“, “How do you manage your time and prioritize tasks?” OR “How do you organize your workload?”
The recruiter or hiring manager may ask you this question to obtain information on how you manage time and daily workload. To leave the impression of an organized candidate, it’s important to address your affinity working with to-do-lists and frameworks. What better way to answer “How do you prioritize your work?” interview question using the Eisenhower Matrix!
√ Do show how you organize your day using to-do lists and online scheduling tools (e.g. Trello)
√ Do explain how you deal with unexpected shifting priorities
√ Do provide a real-life example that proves you’ve actually applied the strategy (optionally)
X Don’t say, as a result of prioritizing, that you work harder, longer or that you do whatever it takes to get the job done. Key here is to show that you are capable of working efficiently and effectively. A healthy work-life balance is more important for long-term mutual success.