In order to demonstrate your ability to deal with stressful challenges, Roy Cohen, career coach and author of The Wall Street Professional's Survival Guide says, "give an example [of a time you were under pressure] that is rich in detail and describes a thoughtful reaction to a situation that could challenge most anyone."
For instance, you could say, "My team was a week ahead of schedule when our client said they would need our work completed in 24 hours. I held a team meeting, explained our new deadline and created a plan for us to complete our work within this expedited time-frame. By staying calm and creating a plan of attack, we were able to meet our client's demands."
If you do not work well under pressure, don't fear. Career coach Angela Copeland says that interviewees can also talk about the methods they use to help themselves deal with stressful situations.
"Consider focusing on how you work to prepare," she says, "so that you can tackle pressure with ease."
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