"Interview Tip" Question!
What would you do if your workload became too overwhelming?
This certainly is an interesting question. Overwhelming situations can include to much expected work beyond the scope of your job, work relationships with coworkers, and a boss that micomanages you to name a few.
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By speaking up and asking for advice & help.
While I was out on a three month medical leave our tech team totally revamped our SAAS product - NOTHING was the same and there were no instructions, no training, no documentation (tech had a couple training sessions with my department while I was out) - I was told to figure it out.
The following week I announced in a company wide meeting that I was completely lost in how to navigate supporting my clients.
I ended up with everybody's notes and tips from the training sessions and what they had learned the hard way - turns out I wasn't the only overwhelmed team member.
Together we created training manuals/videos/etc
I would set up an appointment with my supervisor. I would let her know how much I apreciate my job, how have I enjoyed the team work and training I have had thus far, and how much I respect the philosophy of the business. I would let my supervisor know that I feel like I do a great job, however I am falling behind and am not sure why. I would ask for her feedback, and if there is anything I could do to help speed up my day to day operations. I would thank her for her time and suggestions, and see if I could set up another appointment in a couple of weeks to discuss and evaluate the changes.
Talk to you're supervisor and explain the situation!
By discussing the issue with my manager or supervisor, I can express my concerns and provide suggestions for improvement. Their authority allows them to make necessary changes and implement solutions that can address the problem effectively.
I will do my very best to do my job!I will let my supervisor know that I am doing the best I can but if you have extra helper can they take some of my work off or me!Team work make the dream work
My go-to answer to this question involves citing the learning curve present at most jobs, and then strategizing a more effective means of tracking the responsibilities. Additionally, I would also recommend reaching out to your colleagues for recommendations. I've been very overwhelmed at work before, and I was able to overcome that by learning more about how the task actually worked.
Just try to set realistic milestones and goals in completing the workload. But you don't want to say you can not do the work.
I would assece the situation and see if the work load could be lighted by time management. If I just couldn't handle the over whelming work load I would hire the right employee to pick up the slack.
Treat them on how you treat yourself, respect
I would give my self a ten minute break to help me find a way to take on each task one by one.