‘Give me some examples of doing more than required in your job.’
Why are recruiters asking this?
Everyone has had difficult moments at work and at home. Handling disagreements or challenging situations is just a part of life. Recruiters may press you on “dedication” questions which are all a normal part of a behavioral interview. Behavioral questions feature your real experiences and provide insights into how you might handle similar situations in the future.
So when you’re challenged on “how dedicated you are to your job”, how should you respond? Follow the STAR method – situation, task, action, result – be professional and avoid stories which may be perceived as petty. Avoid giving too many details, being too negative, or focusing too much on other people’s opinions.
Prepare your answer in advance using Mockmate so it goes smoothly.
Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss
Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.
How have you dealt with an angry or upset customer?
Talk about a time when a co-worker was not doing their share on a project. How did you handle it?
How do I get better at these questions?
PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
The illustrious economist and statistician EF Schumacher once said: “An ounce of practice is generally worth more than a ton of theory.” We at Mockmate strongly believe in exactly this, which is why we created our AI-powered job interview simulator. Now is the time to stop reading blog posts and watching YouTube videos, and begin to perfect your interview skills by actually doing it! Get started here!