Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “Can you tell me about a time when you solved a difficult problem?” or “Can you tell me about a challenge you had to overcome in the workplace?”
This interview question is often asked by employers to find out more about the candidate’s ability to manage and assess difficult situations. That means you need to provide a real-life example that proves your ability to gather information/data before you make a logical decision. The CARL model (Context, Action, Results, Learning) can be used to provide a clear and concise answer.
√ Do pick an example that highlights your personality and strengths
√ Do choose a relevant example that you might face in the position you are applying for
X Don’t provide the interviewer with a common problem or one that makes you look bad
X Avoid clichés such as: “I’m an excellent problem solver”, “solution focussed” or “visionary”