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Question #16: What is your technique to approach a difficult task?
The interviewer wants to know your approach towards a problem. How you solve the problem ? and how much brainstorming you do before solving a problem. This shows your attitude towards the problem. It tells about your approach and intrinsic qualities. There are many people who do not plan things and just work on and on while there are others who plan and have a proper vision while implementing a goal. You as an interviewee need to be aware of all these. Always remember that the interviewer is asking questions to know more about you and your personality which is not written in your resume. That is the only reason for conducting interviews.
You can answer I always plan things than work. If it’s a difficult task then I will consult my seniors and then work ahead. If it’s a team work I will take inputs from every team member and then sort out the problem. I never give up and persist till a problem is solved. Here you can also cite an example from your college days how you solved a difficult task. For example, you wanted to organize a job fair in your college but the college authorities did not support you as it would costly. You can tell them that you will approach the companies and tell them that the college authorities will lend the premises but cannot pay them. The companies in turn will get well-qualified individuals from his and nearby colleges and serve their organisation. It was not easy, but you tried and persuaded many companies and a lot of them participated in the Job Fair making it a big success. Or any other example relevant to your background. But be specific and explain in brief so that the interviewer has an idea of what exactly was done by you.