How Did You Handle a Difficult Situation?

In this scenario, the interviewer essentially plans to relate your handling of a previous challenging situation to one that might arise at the work place.

Careerly’s Hira Fernando proposes telling a short compelling story, with you as the protagonist. Keep it 2-3 minutes long and follow a clear “SAR” — situation, action, result — structure. She provides an example where the hero originates an idea; everyone is ready to proceed except for one colleague, who just happens to be the senior member of the team.

What should our leading character do?