679. Describe a time when you were asked to take command even though it wasn't your job

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Interviewer

Can you tell me about a situation where you found yourself in a position of leadership or responsibility that was not part of your designated role? What did you do in that situation?

Skill Accessed
  • 1. Leadership : Shows your ability to step up in situations that require someone to lead, even when it is not expected of you.

  • 2. Initiative : Demonstrates your willingness to take action and address challenges or tasks proactively.

  • 3. Adaptability : Reflects your capacity to adjust to new roles or responsibilities spontaneously.

  • 4. Teamwork : Indicates your competence in working with others and rallying them towards a common goal when the usual structure is absent.

Purpose
  • 1. Assessing potential for growth : Evaluates your potential to take on bigger roles or increased responsibilities in the future.

  • 2. Understanding problem-solving mentality : Gauges your approach to unforeseen challenges and how you address them.

  • 3. Evaluating interpersonal skills : Determines your ability to communicate and influence others effectively when in a leadership role under unplanned circumstances.

  • 4. Checking for alignment with company's proactive culture : Ensures your personal work style fits with the company's expectation of self-motivated and proactive behavior among its employees.


Hints
  • 1. Describe the context briefly : Provide the interviewer with a clear understanding of the situation that led to you taking command.

  • 2. Focus on actions and thought process : Explain what you did, how you decided to take the lead, and your rationale for your actions.

  • 3. Highlight the outcome : Emphasize the results of your leadership, including any positive feedback received or lessons learned.

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Topics: 
Leadership
Adaptability
Roles: 
Intern
Companies: 
Amazon
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