A common trait that is looked for in candidates is resilience - or the ability to bounce back after a demanding and challenging scenario. While it may seem like being resilient is simply getting back up after being knocked down, there are many other aspects to the trait.

According to Luthans, resiliency is "the developable capacity to rebound or bounce back from adversity, conflict, and failure or even positive events, progress, and increased responsibility".

Resilient individuals have a "go-getter" mindset and commonly strive for leadership opportunities. They are not only able to overcome obstacles and setbacks, but use those experiences to become stronger and steadfast. Resilient employees are constantly working towards long-term goals, and can easily adapt to fit the needs of new environments, teams, and projects.

The more resilient workers a company employs, the more likely they are to become a resilient organization - companies that overcome serious challenges and come out stronger than before.

When measuring for resilience, Bryq takes into account emotional stability, dominance, social boldness, vigilance, and more!

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Resilience Questions: A few interview questions that will be helpful for you during your interview.

  1. Describe a time you coped well with work pressure. What steps have you followed?

  2. Describe a time where you had to recover from failure. How did you deal with it?

  3. How would you react to negative feedback from your manager? What would you do with that feedback?

  4. Describe a time you got really stressed out at work. How did you deal with it?

  5. How would you react if you were given a task that you had limited knowledge of?

  6. Describe your biggest work failure. How did you recover and what did you learn from this experience?

  7. How would you deal with a bad day at work?

  8. How would you react to negative feedback on your performance?

  9. What major challenges and problems have you faced? How did you handle it?

  10. Describe how you would react if you had to make a decision without having all the information you needed.


  1. Chi et al., 2016; MaidaniucChirila, 2015a

  2. Atkinson, Martin, & Rankin, 2009; Jacelon, 1997

  3. Fletcher & Sarkar, 2013

  4. Egeland, Carlson, & Sroufe, 1993; Rutter, 1985

  5. Sutcliffe and Vogus, 2003

  6. Shin, Taylor and Seo, 2012

  7. Youssef and Luthans, 2007

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