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USPS Interview

25 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 20th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 25
What is your greatest strength?
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How to Answer
Think of the traits that have helped you succeed in the past. You can draw from your experiences in school or activities if you lack in work experience. Having great people skills, being positive and a good listener are all strengths worth sharing. Next, talk about how this strength will help you in the workplace! Your positive attitude keeps you and your coworkers in a good mood all day! Your listening skills make solving customer issues a breeze! Whatever your strength may be, link it back to how it positively impacts your work environment.

Some strengths you could mention are:

- Communicative
- Loyal
- Collaborative
- Tech Savvy
- Flexible in Schedule/Availability
- Persistent and Determined
- Eager for Knowledge/New Skills

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Question 2 of 25
If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?
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How to Answer
This question gives you a chance to show off your ability to listen and respond according to what you are being asked to do. Listening is a skill that requires paying close attention and observing. Thinking of an example might help you to process in your mind the way you would handle a situation such as this. Writing down your example will help you be even more prepared!

Question 3 of 25
Describe your ideal manager.
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How to Answer
The interviewer wants you to identify leadership qualities to see what you are looking for in a manager or boss. Here is a short list we came up with that might help jog your memory:

1) Honest
2) Good communicator
3) Good listener
4) Committed
5) Positive

You may not have ever worked for someone with these qualities. However, you have probably learned what helps you be successful from teachers, professors or managers from your past. Give an example of something they did that impressed you, like giving you positive feedback and encouraging you when you were struggling to meet a goal.

Question 4 of 25
Why do you want to work for USPS?
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How to Answer
USPS wants to hire individuals who are reliable and also those who are willing to work hard to get the job done right. You want them to know that you fit the profile of the type of candidate for which they are looking. But first, you want to butter them up a little bit! After a bit of research, you will learn about their mission to create new products and services to meet the needs of their customers.

They strive to keep up with the latest technology to make sure packages and mail are delivered as quickly as possible. Review the website and then consider checking out what people are saying about them on If you are impressed by the employee reviews, talk about their reputation. Companies love to hear about the good things future employees are looking forward to experiencing! It makes them feel good and shows you are not looking for just any job. Find two the three positive qualities about the company and talk about how they excite or impress you.

Question 5 of 25
What challenges do you anticipate in this new role?
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How to Answer
Starting a new job is exciting! It gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and overcome challenges you haven't faced before. Whether you are applying for a customer-facing role or your role is more technology focused, identify a couple of responsibilities where you anticipate a little bit of a learning curve. It's okay not to know everything! It's also better for you to admit it from the beginning than to come of up with some vague statement to try to prove you are experienced in something you are not. Interviewers will see right through it! Be honest about the challenges and be brave enough to ask questions. Do a little research before the interview on any task, software or system with which you are unfamiliar.

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Writers for USPS Answers and Questions

Elisabeth Walter
Elisabeth Walter has over five years of experience in the corporate recruiting world. More recently, she has been freelance writing for the past two years. You can reach out to Elisabeth by visiting her LinkedIn profile, at
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 12/11/2014
Last modified on: 08/20/2018

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