“Tell us about a time when you were successful at work” is a behavioral-based question you might face in an interview. This is a common question which can be challenging if you’re not prepared for it.
Most people who I ask about their successes at work have difficulty coming up with one on the spot.
Some believe that as children we’ve been conditioned not to promote ourselves. We have been told talking about a success is bragging, and we should not brag.
Nothing can be further from the truth if we’re asked by an interested party — interviewers in this case — who are trying to determine our value.
We should be able to talk not only about one time we’ve been successful at work. We should be able to recall many times we’ve been successful.
How to answer this behavioral-based question
A vague answer is not going to impress…
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