644. Describe a difficult decision you made

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Can you describe a situation where you had to make a difficult decision, and walk me through your decision-making process?

Skill Accessed
  • 1. Decision Making : Assesses the candidate's ability to make tough decisions, often with limited information or time.

  • 2. Critical Thinking : Evaluates the candidate’s capability to apply logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems.

  • 3. Judgment : Looks at the candidate's capacity to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • 4. Problem Solving : Determines the candidate's skill in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Purpose
  • 1. Understanding of Past Behaviors : Provides insight into how you have handled situations in the past, which can be a predictor of how you will handle similar situations in the future.

  • 2. Analyzing Thought Process : Gauges your approach to problem-solving and whether you can clearly articulate your thought process.

  • 3. Assessing Emotional Intelligence : Helps determine your level of emotional intelligence and how it affects your decision-making, particularly under stress.

  • 4. Evaluating Impact of Decisions : Looks at whether you can evaluate the impact of your decisions and learn from them, which is crucial for continuous improvement.


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  • 1. Reflect on the impact : Discuss the impact your decision had on the situation, your team, or the project.

  • 2. Outline the situation : Describe the context and why the decision was difficult, making sure to give enough background information.

  • 3. Explain your rationale : Delve into how you weighed different options and why you chose the course of action you did.

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Topics: 
Problem Solving
Roles: 
Cloud Support Engineer
CSA - Customer Service Associate
Companies: 
Amazon
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