How do you cope under pressure?
- I cope very well under pressure.
- I remain calm and patient and try to get my work done as quickly as possible. I make priorities and work accordingly.
- Try to give an example of a situation when you were under pressure and how you coped well with it.
I worked in a flower shop called Buds of May as a flower arranger. The shop was always very busy on special days such as Valentine’s day and Mother’s day. I had to make many bouquets in a very short space of time. In order to deal with this situation effectively I used my organisation skills. The night before special deliveries I would lay out all the materials needed for the morning. I also used my time management and prioritisation skills to check which bouquets needed to be delivered earliest and I finished them first, I also completed the larger bouquets first as they took longer and I could complete the smaller ones in a shorter space of time. I worked up until midnight to make sure everything was ready for the day ahead. On the day, I worked as quickly and efficiently as possible. The customers were always happy with the results and came back year after year as they knew they could rely on me.
Breda Hegarty – Career Counsellor
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Breda Hegarty is a fully qualified career guidance counsellor based in Dublin. Breda has been providing expert career counselling and guidance for 15 years, supporting adults to choose the right career and identify their skills. Her expertise is in the area of successful CV and cover letter writing, career planning and interview preparation.