Tuesday, May 27, 2014
How interviewers check your soft skills
Most employers now look for Science, Tech, Engineering and Math--computer programs mastered, and so on.
According to Mary Lorenz, a writer for CareerBuilder.com, they don't even delve into whether the person has a strong work ethic (no Monday sick days), can pitch in on a team, manage lots of priorities, and is flexible or confident.
If these are of importance to the employer, they will ask behavioral questions.
Some examples: Describe a problem you had with a supervisor and how you resolved it.
Or: Tell me about a time people did not work together and how you handled it.
Or: Describe a problem that was almost overwhelming to you--what did you do?
My advice is to try to be concise an d honest--and not braggy.