A highly tuned, slick, problem solving protocol will become your most valuable asset and mechanism. You’ll depend on this skill to get you a job and employers will test it. A protocol to solve problems can also prevent you from becoming overwhelmed or lost. There is not one single protocol for all problems, however having a loose idea of steps you need to take in-order to solve a given problem is vital.
Practical tip – write down your own current problem solving protocol as a list of questions. Then have a go at using that protocol to solve a problem you currently have. As you develop your problem solving attitude and protocol further, you’ll discover you’re capable of much more than you thought.