When telling a story in an interview, consider mentioning what might have happened instead of just focusing on what did actually happen, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.
“If I didn’t intervene,” you could say, “we would have really annoyed the client and possibly lost the contract”.
“If I didn’t step in, the system might have blown up, costing us thousands in repairs and days of down time on the production line.”
Use the conditional tense to make the panel see the value of your contribution. If you don’t, they may take your role in the story for granted.
See what I did there?