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How do you answer 'Can you work well under deadlines or pressure' in a job interview?

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The deadline interview question relates to a series of others: "How well do you work under pressure?"; "How do you prioritize your tasks when there isn't time to complete them all?"; "How do you stay focused when faced with a major deadline?"; "Are you able to cope with more than one job at a time?"

When answering any interview question relating to not meeting deadlines, it is important to start with a positive point. You could begin by asserting that "I respond well to the challenge of a deadline", "I enjoy working under pressure", or "I have produced some of my best work in such situations". Be ready to describe your ability to meet deadlines for projects in your current position.

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From a Project Management point of view, working under pressure is a must for meeting tight deadlines. Remaining calm under pressure is one of the 6 key skills of a Project Manager (others include "well organized", "excellent communication skills").

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Answer to "Working Under Deadlines or Pressure"You could answer "Yes, some of my best work has been done under deadlines or pressure." You might want to be prepared to give an example. Remember, though, if you don't work well under those conditions, it will show if you get the job.



High achievers tend to perform well in high pressure situations.


I can work without any feeling against deadlines and pressure situation , even then i work with pleasure I believe there is allways a good time after hard time ,so i will not have any regret againt the deadlines or pressure .


yes, i can its just a matter of staying focused and knowing what to imput and paying close attention


When I failed to meet with deadlines at that time I embarrassed to disclose but it was my first job and first assignment. From that I learned much experience and this has improved my ability to deliver. Then I understood the deadlines embarrassment and then onwards I have never missed any deadlines.


Well, you get extra time to relax and you aren't under pressure to meet certain deadlines. It will give you practice for your future of being out of work from low paying jobs.


This is usually an interview questions. You should give examples of situations where you faced a stressed situation and came out ahead.


You might want to re-think this job if you don't know how you react at work under pressure. The point behind the interview is to see if you can think for yourself and how you percieve yourself in certain situations, as well as knowledge and your ABILITY to do the job. If you arent capable of answering the question, maybe you should continue the job hunt.


Some people work well under pressure because it helps them stay focused. Others work well under pressure because they like the rush of having a deadline.


Not really - but you have to.


Answer this interview question with a statement about self motivation and self discipline. Indicate how well you work under pressure.


Why yes I believe I can..


I think I work wel under pressure, I know I have a job to do and I do whatever it takes to get it done.


Working well under pressure can be difficult for many while easy for others. Remember to breath and take time on the project it might take until the deadline to be finished but it will get there.


Yes. I am going to interview him. This is interview as a verb. The interview went well. This is interview used as a noun. Sostas


Interview skill is how well you do when being interviewed.


thrive in fast paced environments


There really isn't any statistics. A naturally flowing well must have a well head pressure sufficiently above atmospheric to be able to flow into the separator. A well under natural pressure depletion and flowing conditions will have a declining wellhead pressure, but if artificial lift is installed, the well head pressure can markedly increase.


Oh, exceptionally well. If you don't mind me asking are you addressing the entire internet?


An artesian well is a well that is dug into the ground to the water table and is under pressure and will spray out of the well head like a oil geyser.


well for me if im happy with my job even if in pressure i make it sure that im doing it right


work well under pressure , i trust myself these are my strengths


Well, make an example on being under pressure. An employer will want to know that you can work effectively in a fast changing environment and that you are prepared to go the extra mile when required. To illustrate your ability to work well under pressure, let us first break down the process into its component parts: Planning, Strategic thinking, Calm head, and remember, when asked this question in interview, remember that the employer is looking to uncover your skills in a diverse range of fields including problem solving, decision making, organizational skills, time management and your ability to work under stress. As always, have a carefully chosen example to highlight your adeptness at working in such an environment, being sure to convey your ability to work calmly and efficiently while achieving results


well with low temper and be systematic and focus on your work



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