It's a question you often hear during a job interview: "Do you work well under pressure?" And of course you answer yes. But what does that even mean? Could you elaborate on your answer if the interviewer asked you to?
Here are some ways to handle stress on the job, and explain it during your interview.
It's all about your attitude.
If you see pressure as threatening, your instinct will be to avoid it rather than conquering it. Instead, look at it as a challenge that you'll have fun meeting, and a valuable experience that will help grow your career.
Think about times when you've had to learn a new skill or meet an impossible deadline, and how it has qualified you for a more responsible, rewarding position.
Stay in the present.
Worrying about the ultimate success or failure of the process can be overwhelming — and paralyzing. Instead, take it one step at a time.
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