Tell me about a time when you solved a problem

Tell me about a time when you solved a problem

  • Try of think of something at work that was difficult or challenging but that you dealt with well/successfully.
  • Never speak negatively about your past colleagues or manager.


I worked as a sales assistant in a little newsagents. One day the power went and I was unable to use the cash register and I used my quick thinking skills and decided to use a copybook and pen to keep a record of all the sales and I used my friendly and persuasive manner to ask clients for small change rather than large notes which would have been hard to change. I managed to keep the shop open and a record of all the transactions, when my boss came in that evening he was really happy with what I had done.

Breda Hegarty – Career Counsellor

If you would like to work on your interview techniques and learn the secrets and tips to making an excellent impression, contact Breda today!

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.


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