This week's interview question:
" Please describe a time when you faced a challenge. How did you meet the challenge? What did you learn from it?"

Sample Answer :

"During my summer internship, I was tasked with updating client data into an internal computer program. After several days of trying to update the data but continiously receiving error messages from the program, I spent some time analyzing the algorythm. I then approached my supervisor and asked if I could create a new program that would offer an easier interface for the users. I was able to write a simple program that was highly adaptable and provided a savings of signicant time for future updates. I learned that as long as I stayed in communication with my supervisor, my skills and suggestions had value and could offer unexpected benefits to the team."

Hint :
Challenges can come in many forms. It can be a work challenge, an environmental challenge, a personal challenge. While this is an opportunity to use your story telling skills to share insight into a challenge and what you learned from it, it is important to know that this question - and your response - should not be one that causes you anxiety or stress to speak about . Focus on challenges that you are comfortable speaking about and ones that you can relate to the job or the type of work that you will be doing.
Our summer series is designed to help you answer interview questions and to provide you with weekly opportunities to build your story - in 4 categories (see below).
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