All the employers want the candidates with the real problem solving skills, so do you have such skills ? If not, How can you improve such skills ? Yes you can Improve By following the below tips.
What’s with this problem solving question ?
“Explain the problem you faced in any situation and how you solved it ” this is a recurring question of many HR’s, with your answer they will analyze your attitude, perspective, strength and confidence. From that answer HR will judge your worth.
Generally HR’s asks you a number of questions to check your communication skills, technical skills but the problem solving question is of major significance as it is a both psychological and skill testing question, from this answer they try to judge your attitude and compatibility.
Briefly explain your answer in a systematic order, preferably in the below order
- How you acknowledged the problem
- How you analyzed the situation
- How you chose the best action against it
- Considering which criterias/factors you made such choice
- Support your decision from your own perspective
- Explain what you learned from facing that problem
What is the importance of problem solving skills ?
Problem solving skill is a top level skill because unlike other skills this skill needs expertise in exemplary decision skills and many others. Regardless of whatever the category of job this skill will always be helpful. This skill makes the employee more independent and unburdens the relevant superiors stress which leads to more productivity.
Usually all professional and high income generating jobs require high problem solving skills even when not specified in job roles, so it’s only normal to have such skill in your resume to get that dream job.
What do employers expect?
Employers look for the people who can handle situation on their own and deal with the responsibilities of outcomes of such decisions.
Be confident in your skills and show them your quick learning and quick good decision making skills. And show them you are comfortable with making hard decisions and bear the responsibilities of the outcome.
Employer want people who can refine the most important information from huge data and analyze every relevant data regarding task and come up with a creative solution/action and make the decisions which has minimal risk and a definite positive result even in the longer run.
Employers expect you to demonstrate all these abilities both in your resume and with examples.
Practice every scenario you can face with this question and spend some good quality time in brainstorming questions that can be asked with your example and prepare good answers with hard evidence to follow up, this will increase your credibility.
Develop your skills :
Use internet and gain knowledge on how to increase your rational and logical thinking and try taking up psychometric tests on internet to judge your improvement. Let’s see the steps involving problem skills and master the skill by mastering those stages individually and then together.
- Acknowledging the problem
- Generating ideas for solutions
- Evaluating and selecting one of these ideas
- Implementing the idea