Problem Solving as competence in interview


#1

“Can you give me an example of when you’ve shown the ability to Problem Solve”?

I’m really struggling with this interview question. Can anyone help?


#2

Employers are seeking to assess your ability to break down problems and work through them to a satisfactory outcome - they want to understand your thinking process so that they may then translate that to the job/company you are being considered for. Perhaps you can consider a situation such as a group project at university where you had to evaluate a lot of data - think about how you did that - what decisions did you have to make to eliminate some of the choices to help you arrive at the right conclusion? You may even call upon a situation in your part-time job if applicable; even the course you undertook required that you had to evaluate lots of options. We problem solve on a daily basis without actually thinking about it in that context. I’m certain you can recall many examples now with this refreshed mind-set. Good luck!


#3

Hi, here are some pages that might help…https://www.wikijob.co.uk/content/interview-advice/competencies/problem-solving...good luck!