Interviewer: Can you tell me some of the skills you’ve worked on since your last job?
Me: I buy things on Amazon then return them the next day.
Interviewer: Um. OK. Tell me something you did that was difficult and how you resolved it.
Me: I was preparing a toaster to go back to Amazon that I didn’t need because I already had a toaster, but I thought this one was cuter, except then I realized that it was the same model I bought last week. While I was packaging it back up, I lost the end of the tape and I wasted the rest of the roll trying to find the end.
Interviewer: So… how did you resolve the conflict?
Me: Well, what else could I do? I bought more tape on Amazon. But after it arrived, I found the other roll of tape that came in the first pack, so I returned the new tape, too. Except I taped it up with the toaster, only to realize afterwards they were going to different locations. So I had to unpack the whole box, repack the toaster, and lost the end of the tape again. I ran through the first roll again repacking the toaster, so I didn’t have to return the new tape after all. I think that was big win.
Interviewer: Thank you. We’ll be in touch.