Time management is important for everyone. In an interview, it’s the time for the company to get to know if you can meet the demands of the job. Your ability to prioritize your work is important for most jobs, and interviewers want to ensure that you can get the tasks done in the right order.
When you answer, using the STAR method, it’s important to pick a story where you can demonstrate your communication skills, understand the big picture, and be efficient. You might also describe a time when your approach helped you in an unexpected or challenging situation.
Checklist for a great answer
Select a compelling story, where you can showcase your skills
Describe in detail the methods you use (to-do list? technology?)
Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities.
Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself. How did you go about ensuring that you would meet your objective?
How do you manage your time?
How do you keep yourself organized?
How do I get better at these questions?
PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
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