This week, UpJourney set out to investigate how to best answer that sometimes uncomfortable interview question – how do you handle stress.
For many, this question leaves them scrambling to come up with just the right answer.
Resility Health’s clinical Manager Kristen Fescoe was featured in this article.
“Give truthful answers”
“The best way to answer this seemingly loaded question is by being truthful. Be open about the fact that none of us can truly manage or handle their stress any better than anyone else. We can’t change the stressors in our life or minimize them. What we can do is to manage the way we react to stress.
This is why one of the best responses to the interview question “how do you handle stress” is by outlining that instead of trying to exert control over the uncontrollable, you instead manage the way you react to stress. That when you experience stress, you take a minute to reframe the way you react.
Things like slow controlled breathing, micro-breaks, and stretching are simple ways you can manage your reaction to stress.“