Recruiters want to understand your passion and motivation for the role you are applying for, how you solve problems, and a situation where you positively represented your company.
This question allows you to describe your interests, your story, and how you relate to people and understand their needs.
This is also a great opportunity to highlight your self-awareness. By showing that you understood the situation and were able to perform above the expected level demonstrates both your skill level and mental clarity.
Checklist for a great answer
Demonstrate problem-solving skills
Tell a story with details and tailor it to the role you’re interviewing for
Show experience with stakeholder management
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Tell me about a time when you had to stretch yourself to get to an extraordinary result
How do I get better at these questions?
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