In this video tutorial, watch an example of how two people answered the common interview question when have you gone above and beyond at work. Valerie Sutton, director Career Services at Harvard Graduate School of Education, analyzes their answers and offers tips on how to best address this interview question and ways to improve.
- For this question,…give me an example of when you have gone…above and beyond at work.…Your initiative needs to be supported…by outlining the situation, actions you took,…the results of your work.…It also should provide your motivation behind it.…Let's hear how our first candidate Tom,…who is interviewing for an entry level position…as a UX Designer, as answers this question.…- Can you give me an example,…when you went above and beyond at work?…- The best example I can come up with is,…when I was work at the University,…and at my Internship.…
We had to create a visual effect,…for the materials that we were using for this program.…And so, the School University,…they used Illustrator, and I didn't know it yet,…and so I ended up learning it,…and I was able to create the project for our deadline.…- Great.…- Tom offers a very specific example,…and shows how he went beyond expectations,…by taking a course,…and seeking out help on his own, to acquire the skills.…Now, let's see how someone seeking a more senior position,…
- Tell me about your strengths
- Tell me about your weaknesses
- Why are you interested in our company?
- Why did you leave your previous company?
- Tell me how you handled a difficult situation
- What questions do you have?
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. The Who and What of the Interview
Types of interview questions1m 35s
2. Common Question 1
3. Common Question 2
4. Common Question 3
5. Common Question 4
6. Common Question 5
7. Common Question 6
8. Common Question 7
9. Common Question 8
10. Common Question 9
11. Common Question 10
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