Interview Questions: About You


How would you describe the pace at which you work?

Be careful when responding to questions about the pace or how fast you work. Faster isn't always better. Many employers would prefer to hire employees who work at a steady pace. An employee who is too slow to get the work done in a reasonable time frame isn't going to be a good hire, but neither is a candidate who works in hyper mode all day.

A good way to address this questions is to say that you work at a steady pace, but normally complete work ahead of a deadline. Give examples of how you are able to manage projects and meet the expected time frame for completing them. If you work at a job where you have a level of production to meet (i.e. number of records updated or number of calls made), talk about how you have achieved or exceeded what was expected of you.