Unformatted text preview: rd a project?” By researching the type of
organisation and hierarchy you are in a better position to answer this question.
Rule 2: During your research, make a list of events that happened in your previous role or in your past that led to a
positive outcome. If you’re a recent graduate or entry level, draw on other areas such as volunteer work or memberships
you belong to.
Rule 3: Develop a few short stories about specific examples where you solved the problem and how you solved the problem.
Most important is to have a clear understanding of how you resolved the issues.
Rule 4: Apply these examples to the questions.
Sample questions and excellent answers:
How would you react if a team member was not contributing towards a project?
Unfortunately, I have been in this situation before where one team member was not contributing, and it caused a
detrimental effect on the whole team. I would handle this situation with honest communication at the very beginning.
What I have found is that the more you ignore the problem, the worse it can get. Speaking with the team member in a
non-confrontational way is the best approach. Often the reason for a team member not contributing is that they don’t
understand the work or what is expected of them. By communicating with the individual, I am at least able to find out
what the cause of the problem and then be able to work toward a solution.
TIP: As you can see from my answer I have drawn upon my experience, listed the event that occurred and presented a
positive solution to the problem.
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If you believed your supervisor was wrong how would you handle the situation?
Answer: I would present my reasons to the supervisor and provide an alternate solution. In my experiences I find that
telling someone they are wrong without providing facts or examples is the wrong way to go about it. I would ensure that
I was fully prepared and had analysed the situ...
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