796. Tell me about a time you took action without having the full picture

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Can you tell me about a situation where you had to take action or make a decision before you had all the information you wanted?

Skill Accessed
  • 1. Decision Making : Assesses your ability to make decisions with limited information and to take the initiative.

  • 2. Risk Assessment : Evaluates your capacity to weigh the risks and benefits of your actions in an environment where complete information is not available.

  • 3. Judgment : Examines your capability to use good judgment in situations of uncertainty and to trust your instincts.

  • 4. Problem Solving : Tests your problem-solving skills when faced with incomplete data and the need for timely action.

Purpose
  • 1. Evaluating Initiative : The interviewer wants to understand if you're proactive and willing to move forward even when not all variables are known.

  • 2. Assessing Comfort with Ambiguity : Determine your comfort level with ambiguity and incomplete scenarios common in business settings.

  • 3. Judging Decision Quality : The interviewer aims to judge the quality and impact of the decisions you made with incomplete information.

  • 4. Understanding Risk Management : It helps understand how well you can manage and mitigate risks when taking action with limited data.


Hints
  • 1. Reflect on a relevant example : Choose a situation that is relevant to the finance field where your decision-making skills were tested.

  • 2. Discuss the rationale : Explain the thought process behind your decisions and the criteria you used to take action.

  • 3. Highlight the outcome : Showcase the results of your action, including both the successes and learning experiences.

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Topics: 
Problem Solving
Roles: 
Software Development Engineer (SDE) Intern
Intern
Finance Manager
Companies: 
Amazon
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