How to answer “Problem solving” questions

How to answer "Problem Solving" Questions

Why are recruiters asking this?

Problem solving interview questions test your skills of analysis, information gathering, and logical decision making. They usually take the form of “Tell me about a difficult problem you had to solve. How did you solve it?”

Companies want to know how you will handle (normal) problems that happen at work. 

To answer this kind of question, tell a specific story where you solved a problem, listing the information step-by-step and describing your critical thinking. 

Checklist for a great answer

  • Explain your thinking 
  • Use the STAR technique
  • Focus on results and end on a good note!

Examples

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Other similar questions

  • Describe a time where you had to make an important decision quickly. What did you decide? What were the results?
  • Have you ever had a project that had to change drastically while it was in progress? Why? How did you do it?
  • Talk about a difficult problem you’ve had to solve. How did you solve it?
  • Tell me about a problem you solved in a creative way.
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