Pressure questions

#1

Having difficulty answering the following question in a good enough way: “Describe a time when you had to work under pressure”. And lots of variants of this question.

Can anyone share your thoughts on how to answer it?

I think we’ve all been in pressurising situations for exams etc but i cant think of a unique constructive example where ive been in a high pressured situation. The examples ive seen to this pressure questions are from people who have had typical high pressure jobs e.g. fireman having to rescue people out of a burning builidng / paramedic saving someones life. These are not things i have ever done and i think my jobs and extracurriculars have only required the normal things that one would be expected to do e.g. admin / solving basic customer queries etc so im not sure how to answer it as such.

#2

Another variant = “Tell me about a stressful situation that occurred repeatedly on your last job and how you handled it.”

#3

well you worked with customers and they can be difficult. maybe there was an instance one was being particularly difficult and you had a long list of customers waiting, and you had to deal with them quickly but in a way to retain good customer relationship. or something.