Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “Tell me about a time you went above and beyond what was expected” or “Can you tell me about a time you went above and beyond?“
Hiring managers may ask you this open-ended behavioral interview question to obtain information on your work ethic, personality and commitment levels. Try to leave the impression of a candidate that typically meets or exceeds expectations because then your chances of getting hired increases. On this page, you’ll find an answer example using the CARL-method and some useful tips for answering the interview question!
√ Do elaborate on how and why you went above and beyond what was required
√ Do tell the interviewer about the results and learnings
√ Do provide an authentic answer to make a lasting impression
X Don’t blame or talk negatively about a colleague, employer or customer (e.g. “I was dealing with an annoying customer” or “My ex-colleague never finishes his tasks”)