Interview Questions: About You

 

Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it.

Interviewers often want to know how you manage or prioritize your work. A question they may ask is "Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it."

Possible Responses

On an unusually busy day at 'XYZ Hospital', a number of my coworkers were either out sick or on vacation which left us shorthanded. I immediately sat down with the necessary members of the staff and the department leadership. We were able to lay out a workable plan that allowed us to meet all of the needs of our patients while completing our administrative responsibilities as well. While it was challenging and involved long hours, the reward was providing excellent patient care and surpassing the expectations of our management team.

When I was working on a IT development team at 'XYZ Company', we had to develop a new reporting system for the Finance team and had to transition many employees to the new platform in a relatively short amount of time. It took a lot of planning, coordination, and effort, but we were able to successfully complete the project ahead of schedule.