You had a time limit that you thought would be difficult to meet but you knew it was critical for the project to be completed so you became very efficient in certain ways were paid a salary so you didnt have to worry about overtime worked late and you got it done.
Or you were given a project that was at first overwhelming you broke it down into separate tasks set time limits for them and also delegated what you could to others so the project would be completed on time.
Before your interview plan scenarios in your head that you can use for particular questions such as these but always end any negative with a positive to show you in a good light. It is always good to prepare beforehand so that you can real the scenarios off easily without having to sit and think about it too long whilst your interviewer looks on.
Plan the scenario before your interview focusing on what the difficult work time was, when was it? What happened, who was involved and how did you overcome it? Make some bullet point notes when doing your research of these points so that you can remember them and clearly describe them in your interview.
I was once tasked with finding a band to perform at the bar I worked in at short notice, and without much money with which to hire a professional band. We had an event on over a weekend with a few semi professional bands playing; leading up to a headline act, and one of the semi professional bands had broken up after we had paid in advance. The spot needed filling, and we didnâ€™t have any budget left to hire another. I decided that the best thing to do would be to go on Myspace.com and try and find a local band who might be interested in playing, and offered them a â€œshowcaseâ€ spot. The band I offered the place to were thrilled to be part of a large event with a well-known headline act, and all it cost the bar was the price of a few drinks for the players after their performance.