Posted On January 6,2020
Imagine if problems could send an invitation letter or a notice before arising. We could throw them away and keep ourselves stress-free. However, they come suddenly and create chaos all around without giving us any time to respond.
As a result, recruiters look out for those people who think on their feet, anticipate a problem and solve it proactively instead of crumbling under pressure.
If you have a positive mindset, conscious intent, and systematic approach towards difficult, unusual, and challenging situations, you will be a valuable asset to any organisation.
Here are some common questions which recruiters ask to gauge the problem-solving ability:
A problems-solving question does not have a predefined correct answer. We all have our own ways of addressing and solving a problem.
As said above, approach and mindset are the keys to success for answering problem-solving questions in an interview -
Describe a situation where you noticed red flags, took some timely steps and safeguarded your organisation or yourself against a problem or a vital issue.
You should explain your preferable approach and give enough “Why” (reasons for a particular approach) to support your answer. Tell an event from the past where the selected approach fetched positive results for you or your organisation. It will be like the cherry on the cake.
Remember what Gerhard Gschwandtner said, “Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity”.
Think creatively and give appropriate answers to the hypothetical problems asked in an interview. Meanwhile, you could solve the interviewer’s immediate problem - finding a more appropriate candidate than you for the concerned job position.
Speaking of problems, if you face a problem in preparing well for your interviews, Skill Prodigy is here to help you. Come to us, and let us together find what works best for you.