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Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine?

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    Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine?

      The interviewer would like to know your preference when it comes to a predictable versus an unpredictable work routine. Discuss with the interviewer if you are the individual who prefers to know what the method will be for the day, or if you thrive on the challenge and excitement of unpredictability. It's best to display a balance between the two, using the most current position in your answer.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I prefer working in a more predictable environment because I can be more effective in my tasks. With that said, I can certainly work in an unpredictable environment from time to time. My current role is primarily predictable with a few surprises coming from head office a couple of times per week. These can include scheduling changes, new policies, or additional clients."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Admin interview

      "I am comfortable either way, but I would probably grow bored if nothing ever changed. Having a few days of status quo now and then is good for my sanity though."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Manager interview

      "I manage a team of twenty unique individuals which means that every day brings me a new challenge. I am a fantastic problem solver and would likely grow bored if days were mundane. Of course, some days without fires to put out, are welcome!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Marketing interview

      "As a marketer, with primarily agency experience, I am accustomed to working in an unpredictable environment. I tend to prefer that pace because it's exciting and challenging. It makes every day different and fun. That's not to say that some time spent in predictability isn't welcome, though!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Retail interview

      "If my schedule changes, I can certainly adapt; however, I much prefer working on a set schedule. The customer type will change, but I do like to have my expectations laid out for me."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sales interview

      "I like to have a bit of both. I have a general schedule that I follow in the morning including a team huddle, setting objectives for the day, following up with clients, and then setting new meetings with prospects. That said, the in-between of that framework is always pretty unpredictable. In sales, you never know what might happen. More often than not, there is some hassle throughout the day so that variety keeps me on my toes, engaged, and excited."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Teacher interview

      "No day is the same when you are in the education industry. I wouldn't have it any other way! I prefer to switch up the day, offer my students time to move around, have fun, and learn through exploration."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Daycare Worker interview

      "No day is the same when you are caring for and educating children. I wouldn't have it any other way! I prefer to switch up the day, offer my students time to move around, have fun, and learn through exploration. With that said, the schedule is the same every day so that the kids have a routine. I do switch up the activities, games, and songs to keep it fresh."

      Nisha's Answer
       for a Forester interview

      "I prefer working in a more predictable environment because I can be more effective in my tasks. With that said, I can certainly work in an unpredictable environment from time to time."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Flight Attendant interview

      "I prefer working in a more predictable environment because I can be more effective in my tasks. This would prove to be very beneficial with the passengers that I would be serving on a daily basis. With that said, I can certainly work in an unpredictable environment from time to time. I learned quickly early in my career that being flexible in my work was necessary, as I imagine it is to be successful as a Flight Attendant with your airline."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a ABE Teacher interview

      "I prefer working in a more predictable environment because I can be more effective in my teaching style. With that said, I can certainly work in an unpredictable environment from time to time."