Behavior-based interview questions: TOLERANCE FOR STRESS

TOLERANCE FOR STRESS
DEFINITION
Working well under pressure and/or against opposition.
Many jobs need people who can work well and stay positive in a stressful
work environment. Stress can be caused by time pressure, opposing
ideas, group pressures and/or task difficulty. If one or more of these
sources of stress are normally part of the job, then tolerance for the
specific stress is important
POSSIBLE QUESTIONS
1. What parts of your current job do you find most stressful?
2. Describe a stressful situation you were involved in such as a project
with time pressures, on extremely difficult projects, or dealing with
an irate client.
3. Under what tight deadlines are you currently working?
4. Describe an emergency in which you were involved? How did you
stay calm?
5. How do you reduce your own stress level on the job?