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My name is Sammy Rachman, Enjoying the journey of life. Codes in Ruby/Rails/Node

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  • Was asked the question, "How well do you deal with stress?". What's a good way to answer?

    Don't think I gave a good answer in my phone interview yesterday...advice is appreciated.

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    In an interview, being honest is one of the better things you can do. That said, my answer to this question would be to bring up ways on how 'stress' can be a driving force and not a deterrent.

    For example, if there's crunch time, I would say 'I'd always make sure to take a step back and see what the real issues are. Where the problems are and what needs solving immediately. When in doubt, I'd ask co-workers for opinions. If I have the time to look at the big picture and cool off, I'd do that too.'

    The most important thing, I feel, when it comes to answering questions related to stress is to show you still have a grasp of the situation. An answer that suggests you just 'work through it' might not be what people are looking for.

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    @Sammy thanks for sharing. Your answer was far better than mine. I drew a blank and said "I just shake it off and just do it". I think it was too informal on my end.