9. Describe your decision-making process

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Can you explain how you make decisions, particularly when faced with tough choices?

Skill Accessed
  • 1. Analytical thinking : Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • 2. Problem-solving : Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • 3. Emotional intelligence : Recognizing the emotional aspects of decision making, including understanding the impact of decisions on other people.

  • 4. Risk management : Assessing and managing the potential risks and rewards associated with different options.

Purpose
  • 1. Evaluating Problem-solving Skills : Determining how the candidate approaches complex problems and makes informed decisions.

  • 2. Understanding Risk Assessment : Gauging the candidate’s ability to evaluate risks and benefits to make the best possible decision under the circumstances.

  • 3. Assessing Leadership Qualities : Observing how the candidate takes charge in decision-making situations, particularly under pressure.

  • 4. Judging Adaptability : Seeing how flexible the candidate is when faced with new information or changing situations during the decision-making process.


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  • 1. Be systematic : Describe the steps you typically follow in making a decision, emphasizing a structured approach.

  • 2. Highlight critical thinking : Discuss how you break down the information, weigh options, and consider the outcomes.

  • 3. Mention consultation : Explain how you consult with others when necessary to gather insights or alternative perspectives.

  • 4. Discuss learning from past decisions : Reflect on how past decision-making experiences have shaped your current process.

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