In this video tutorial, Valerie Sutton, helps you to address the common interview question when have you gone above and beyond at work? She explains how to use the SAR approach to focus on your motivations. With this information you will also be able to address the questions: Give me an example of where you were proactive in your last position? Or tell me about a time you exceeded your team’s expectations.
- When an employer is asking when you have gone…above and beyond at work,…they most likely are confirming your work ethic…and motivation to get the job done.…There are a variety of ways they can ask this question,…but will most likely always be a behavioral question.…For instance, they could ask "give me an example…"of where you were proactive in your last position"…or "tell me about a time…"you exceeded your team's expectations".…You should always have a few examples…of exceeding expectations that focus on your work ethic…and what motivates you.…
To highlight your work ethic,…you want to show this as just not a one time thing.…You might start out by saying I have several examples,…but I think the most relevant is the time I helped my team…exceed sales expectations by 10%.…Once you choose which example you'll use,…support it using the SAR approach,…or with situation, actions, and results that you took…to go above and beyond.…It is important not to be vague,…but to show real evidence that you try…to exceed expectations.…
- 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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