Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answers to the interview question: “Tell me about a time when your workload was heavy“, “Describe a situation when you had many deadlines” or “How do you handle a heavy workload?
This interview question is often asked to find out more about how a candidate handles responsibilities or challenging situations at work. Provide a suitable example and inform the interviewer about the context, action, result and learnings (CARL method) you took from this experience:
√ Do highlight your contributions, remain objective and inform the interviewer about what you’ve learned from the experience
√ Do provide a positive and constructive answer that is short, concise and to the point
X Don’t appear as someone that is emotionally unstable. For example, don’t say you were stressed out about an unanticipated workload or challenging situation you had in the past.
X Don’t blame a heavy workload on mismanagement, lazy or unqualified colleagues. Hiring managers are looking for positive candidates that take accountability and responsibility.