Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “Tell me about a time you had to learn something quickly” or “Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new within a short deadline”
There are three reasons why interviewers might ask you this question. They want to know if you are a fast learner, eager to learn and capable of learning new skills under pressure. Provide a real-life example and use the STAR method to structure your answer:
√ Do share a suitable story that shows you get up to speed quickly in the role and do come across as a proactive and assertive candidate who’s eager to take on additional responsibilities
X Don’t talk negatively about your current or former employers, because the interviewer might assume you’ll behave the same towards them.