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How would you describe your work ethic?

This question has been answered 36 times by professional recruiters and hiring managers. View their answers below.

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When the interviewer asks about your work ethic, they are looking for specific examples or keywords to which they can relate. When you read the company job, posting or job description do they refer to particular company ethics? Talk about their values and how those align well with your work values.

Some characteristics you may want to use are:

- Determined/Driven
- Accountable
- Humble
- Respectful
- Dependable

911 Dispatcher answer example
"In my personal life, I am a very dedicated and loyal. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
ABE Teacher answer example
"Teachers are always under close watch when it comes to work ethic and overall effort. I am honest, dependable, and hard working. I am sure that any of my coworkers would agree."
Academic Advisor answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your school's culture as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your students. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my students every day."
Admin answer example
"My work ethic can be described as reliable, honest, and consistent. You are welcome to speak to my references in regards to my work ethic. I am very proud of my reputation as a reliable executive assistant."
Administrator Assistant answer example
"Before answering this question, let's explore this concept of work ethic. Someone who works hard, applying their discipline and focus towards helping them accomplish projects and goals is a person with a solid work ethic. Taking it to the next level, you can think about some of the moral principals that drive you. Integrity shows up in the quality of work you offer, your honesty and your reliability. Teamwork is an ability and a mindset that helps you motivate others and work collaboratively with your coworkers. Your ability to take responsibility and follow through with commitments is another way you can demonstrate your work ethic. Consider using some of these concepts when you talk about your work ethic. Can you think of any other factors that show off the quality and integrity of your work? "
Admissions Counselor answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your school's culture as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your students. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my students every day."
Aircraft Maintenance Technician answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your company as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your clients. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Allergist answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your facility as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your patients. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my patients every day."
Animal Control Workers answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your organization as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your community. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Animal Shelter Worker answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your organization as honest, transparent with your funding, and you go the extra mile for your adoption clients. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Bailiff answer example
"My supervisor would describe my work ethic as excellent. I am a hard worker who thrives on challenges and who works tireless to get the job done. I am also a committed and reliable individual who remains highly respectful and professional at all times."
Basic answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your company as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your clients. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Court Clerk answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your vision as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your clients. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Data Collection answer example
"My supervisor would describe my work ethic as excellent. I am a hard worker who thrives on challenges and who works tireless to get the job done. I am also a committed and reliable individual who remains highly respectful and professional at all times."
Dental Hygienist answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your company as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your clients. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Dishwasher answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your company as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your patrons. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Forester answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your company as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your employees. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Fundraising answer example
"Above average! The interviewer needs to hear that you have a great work ethic and look forward to being an achiever for the organization. Tell the interviewer that you have an above average work ethic. If you are a recent graduate, back this up with your strong GPA and your extra-curriculars. If you have experience in the field, back this up by sharing a story about a great success you have had with fundraising!"
Kitchen Manager answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your company as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your customers. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Lineman answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your company as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile when it comes to safety. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my employer every day."
Loss Prevention answer example
"Before answering this question, let's explore this concept of work ethic. Someone who works hard, applying their discipline and focus towards helping them accomplish projects and goals is a person with a solid work ethic. Taking it to the next level, you can think about some of the moral principals that drive you. Integrity shows up in the quality of work you offer, your honesty and your reliability. Teamwork is an ability and a mindset that helps you motivate others and work collaboratively with your coworkers. Your ability to take responsibility and follow through with commitments is another way you can demonstrate your work ethic. Consider using some of these concepts when you talk about your work ethic. Can you think of any other factors that show off the quality and integrity of your work? "
Maintenance answer example
"I would describe my work ethic as 'old school.' My previous supervisors have often commented on my strong ethics and old-fashioned values. When it comes to a work motto, I often say 'Work Smart, Have Fun.' "
Manager answer example
"I am honest, dependable, and hard working. I am sure that any of my coworkers would agree. As a manager, these are the qualities that I expect from my team, in return."
Medical Laboratory Technician answer example
"Are you organized, focused and disciplined? Do you use tools to stay on task and help you maintain a better work/life balance? A solid work ethic will demonstrate integrity and a strong sense of responsibility. Explain how you care about the quality of your work. What principals do you incorporate into your day in order to maximize your time and ensure good quality and care for your patients?"
Model answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal model. I saw on your website that you describe your agency as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your clients and models. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for every client."
Nuclear Medicine Technologist answer example
"When I arrive to work every day, I check patient charts and check in with the Nuclear Medicine Pharmacist and Physician to see what the status is on some of our long-term patients. I am consistent and thoughtful about the care I provide my patients. I am also very strict about details and maintaining patient records."
Nurse Practitioner answer example
"I am a very dedicated and loyal employee. I saw on your website that you describe your hospital culture as honest, transparent and you go the extra mile for your patients. My work ethic is the same. I am honest, flexible, and come ready to work hard for my patients every day."
Nursing answer example
"Are you organized, focused and disciplined? Do you use tools to stay on task and help you maintain a better work/life balance? A solid work ethic will demonstrate integrity and a strong sense of responsibility. Explain how you care about the quality of your work. What principals do you incorporate in your day in order to maximize your time and ensure good quality and care for your patients? "When I arrive to work every day, I check patient charts and check in with the DON to see what the status is on some of our long-term patients. I am consistent and thoughtful about the care I provide my patients. I am also very strict about details and maintaining patient records."
Ramp Agent answer example
"My supervisor would describe my work ethic as excellent. I am a hard worker who thrives on challenges and who works tireless to get the job done. I am also a committed and reliable professional who remains highly respectful and professional at all times."
Retail answer example
"I see myself as driven, dependable, and loyal. I always have my eye on the prize and what I want to achieve; I am always ready to jump into action whenever someone needs me. I stick with a company for the long term and love to grow with one organization. I believe that my managers would describe me as loyal and dependable, as well."
Sales answer example
"I'd describe myself as driven and goal-oriented. I love competition and am driven by it. Nonetheless, I am a team player. I never want to disappoint and will always go the extra mile both for my own goals and team ones as well."
School Cross Guard answer example
"Before answering this question, let's explore this concept of work ethic. Someone who works hard, applying their discipline and focus towards helping them accomplish projects and goals is a person with a solid work ethic. Taking it to the next level, you can think about some of the moral principals that drive you. Integrity shows up in the quality of work you offer, your honesty and your reliability. Teamwork is an ability and a mindset that helps you motivate others and work collaboratively with your coworkers. Your ability to take responsibility and follow through with commitments is another way you can demonstrate your work ethic. Consider using some of these concepts when you talk about your work ethic. Can you think of any other factors that show off the quality and integrity of your work? "
Teacher answer example
"I count myself among the most dedicated teachers, not only to my students but also to my school. I am hard working, humble, kind, and passionate. I wake up every single day excited to go to work, excited about my job, my students, my school community. I want to bring my passion, humility, and drive to light up a new room and new school, hopefully, yours."
Transportation Manager answer example
"My supervisor would describe my work ethic as excellent. I am a hard worker who thrives on challenges and who works tireless to get the job done. I am also a committed and reliable professional who remains highly respectful and professional at all times."
Veterinarian School answer example
"Example Answer:- "I think if you were to ask my previous employer to describe my work ethic she would say that I was motivated and keen to learn and progress my skills and experience. I was always asking for additional learning and development, not because I was struggling, but because I like to enrich my knowledge and learn and grow within my role."
Warehouse Clerk answer example
"My supervisor would describe my work ethic as excellent. I am a hard worker who thrives on challenges and who works tireless to get the job done. I am also a committed and reliable individual who remains highly respectful and professional at all times."

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How would you describe your work ethic?
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Hard worker gets the job done works well with others.
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I would describe my work ethic as a good citizen who is always there to help others and to respect others. I would like to be treated as how others would treat me. I am a hard working person who enjoys being with others.
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If my task is incomplete then I will not get sleep you know why my task is incomplete as I said you that I am responsible person in the organisation.
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As I was not fnished my task I wil not get sleep.
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Work: lots to do ethic: wtf.
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I would describe my work ethic as determined.
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I am extremely reliable I hate eing late to work, I am hardly sick and love being at work.
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Punctual to work, being passion in your work and devoting your time and energy in the development of organization.
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Committed, driven, self motivated with a friendly yet professional persona.
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I'm organised. I prioritise well. I am helpful, and will be involved hands on.
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Good, I make sure I get done what needs to get done, do what I am asked of.
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Strict and persistent, I am also working toward a goal and am always looking to improve not only my physical state but my mentality as well.
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One who goes down with the ship. I believe that you give 8 hours work for 8 hours pay. That no matter what others are doing, you have to stay true to yourself and do the best you can. To go above and beyond what is expected of you. That at the end of the day, you have to look at yourself honestly, look at what you did and be able to say that you did your best.
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I always get my job done. I never try to mess around.
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I work hard in order to acheive a good outcome but also understand the need to get things done in a time limit sometimes. I like to balance the importance of perfection and timeliness in order to acheive an optimal result.
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Work ethics whic I am going to follow should be working wiyh resposibilty, working with full dedication along with descipline and giving respect to each and every single employee of the company.
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I am patient, hardworking, and friendly.
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I think I'm a professional witch like doing everything by the book according with company polici.
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I am most proud of my work ethic. I had my first job delivering newspapers when I was 12 years old. Being punchtial and reliable is very important and I have little tolerance for those who arent.
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You have to be responsible of your work, quality in the work you do and team work is important.
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I am a Teamworker, responsible, and emphasise on quality.
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I am a very determined and hard-working individual who strives for the best outcome and quality of work.
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My work ethic leans toward values in society, wheras I put thought and consideration into what I do. I believe in promptness, honesty, and standing behind my work 110%. I'm very dedicated, work well with animals and others and complete all tasks that are given to me with enthusiasm and hard work.
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I strive for excellence in my work and hence give my best at every task assigned to me. Honesty and integrity also play a major role in how I work.
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I am an honest and sincere individual and I do not like to ‘Boss around’ to make my presence felt.
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I often prefer to put the client's needs first by drafting client needs analysis.
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Professional, dedicated and disciplined outcome/impact focused approach.
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I am an Achiever. As a result, I tend to work until the job is done. I would describe myself as thorough and dedicated to the task(s) I am trusted with.
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I have a strong work ethic and believe in the value of hard work. I am honest and I model honest practices to my team.
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I have a strong work ethic. Doing a good job is part of who I am and I derive self esteem through performing well at my job. I consider myself a hard working person.
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Hard work is worthy of reward.
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Very High - I believe it is a measure of your professionalism and reputation. It displays sound judgement and keep to organisational standards.
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Loves team work and I always try to work with them all aqually and get the chance to know them all and I make sure that there's no one left out.
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I have a strong work ethic. I believe in the title of leader rather than supervisor. I feel working with staff and showing an example makes staff feel like they are part of a team and want to succeed.
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I am very caring couragous. I have integrity and I am very progressive in promoting change.
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I wake everyday with a sense of purpose.
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I am a very organized and focused person, and I enjoy taking the initiative. I like to take the time to plan projects, implement them, and then analyze the effectiveness to determine what to change next. I like to find more efficient ways to implement projects or to complete tasks.
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They would say that I am a caring and outgoing adventurous person. I am great at planning things and being loyal to my word.
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My friends would describe me as dependable, calm, personable and willing to work hard towards my ambitions.
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Honest, diligent and caring. Able to cope with many tasks and makeinformed decisions readily and without hesitation.
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Friendly, honest, compassionate, caring, determined, motivated, nice.
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Caring person who always puts everyone else first, a homebody that loves her family.
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Intelligent, hard working, task oriented and trustworthy.
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They would describe me as outgoing and very active. I am always involved in something. They would also probably say I am a little bit of a nerd. I really enjoy reading and learning about different things.
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My friends would probably describe me as passionate, persistent and humorous.
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My friends would describe me as a hard working person who cares about their work and the people that I am with. I am dedicated and will work hard to make sure that work is done correctly and fully.
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Intelligent, responsible, friendly, determined, compassionate.
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My friends would describe me as someone who is determined, driven, and passionate. Someone who always provides a helping hand and who always look out for the best interest of everyone.
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My friends would describe me as honest, responsible, and approachable.
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My friends would definitely describe me as cheerful with a large lump of weird mixed in. I have always been an optimistic person and it can be seen when I walk into a room. I have the ability to change the atmosphere with my conversations and relationships.
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My friends would describe me as very optimistic and happy, always wanting to make the best of a situation and at the same time, they would say I am organized and determined as a student and person to excell at what is put infront of me.
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My friends would describe me as loyal, passionate, determined and hard working. I am extremely passionate about everything that is important to me in my life. I am a hard worker and determined to suceed in whatever I put my mind to, which right now is PA school!
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Never worked in this position before but I'm sure some calls especially where the call is about someone who's life is in jeopardy would need to be handled as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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As a banker we constantly have to stay up to date with regulation and lending changes that have to be remembered in case of audits and to prevent errors that can lead to write ups, suspension, termination and even incarceration. I have never been a 911 dispatch.
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Again, I have no experience as a dispatcher thus far.
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Right after a police involved shooting, where the officer was badly wounded, I had to ensure that I remained professional to even a higher degree when speaking to citizens who may not have thought too highly of police.
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I had to adapt to the towers not being there anymore and I couldnt stop that.
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I have not been previously hired as a 911 Dispatcher.
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I do not have a 911 dispatcher prior experience, but a situation where I had to quickly adapt to inevitable changes was my job schedule. My schedule was changed due to losing an employee and I had to adapt to that schedule by getting up earlier and staying later until my job was completed.
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Learned on version 12 had to adapt to changes in the version 13
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I treated patients at the dental school.
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Yes, I did my training in a hospital and also I work in a medical clinic also.
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As a care assistant in a care home for the elderly.
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I have not had any experience working in a medical facility yet.
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Yes. I worked as a medical records assistant.
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Yes, I 1st worked as an Office Assistant II at an Endocrinology practice. I was also a medical receptionist at a sleep disorder clinic. I am currently working as a Phlebotomist at a correctional facility.
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I have no experience but im a quick learner and im sure that if I get this job it will help me decide later on in life what I really want to do in the future.
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I do. I worked for a year as a medical assistant.
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I have some experience working in aged care.
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I am a very hard worker and take pride in all I do.
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Very reliable and dependable. I take pride in my work.
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Fair and honest, hardworking, reliable, trustworthy.
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I would say that I am very dependable with a strong " get the job done" attitude.
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Carry it out after careful planning and controlled manner.
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Hardworking and passionate in the trade I like.
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A very positive outlook and hard working to a excellent standard.
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I am a hard worker and take pride in all l do.
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I want to do it right the first time I work on it and have the customer and my employer happy and satisfied with the job I have performed.
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Not really, I like working with the animals more than managing people.
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I'm fairly quiet around new people, but a lot louder around my friends. I enjoy being active and activities such as running and playing other sports for fun. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and especially my pets. I love animals and could spend all day with them and that's something I really miss being at school.
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I am an incredibly energetic and chatty person. I love reading although fin I have little time to do it now that I am studying quite so much and I am very into spending time with my family. I have a smallish group of friends but we are very close. I come from a rather large family with many cousins and I think one of the reasons I am so loud and have always had such ambitious goals is that I have fought to stand out among them.
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I love animals and being a vet has been a dream of mine since I was little. I would never change careers for the world. This is my LIFE!
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Motivation: Commitment, dedication and loyalty towards work – Commitment will bring in dedication, hard work and best results. Resourceful: The creative use of resources. Being resourceful – Making the best use of own resource and external resources to get the results you want.
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Hard work and dedication.
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Work should always be a little challenging, and a little fun. If you're not being challenged in your work, then you're not growing as a person, nor are you really contributing. If you can't find fun in your work, then you're going to burn out and become unproductive.
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Coming to work with a positive attitude and excitement to do the job goes a long way.
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I believe that when you are doing a job you love, its not work.
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My philosophy towards work is that you should always have outstanding work ethics.
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Teamwork. Do your best.
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If you want to be number one. Train like you're Number 2.
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You can only expect to get out what you put in.
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Create a inventory sheet.
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I tend to walk around the warehouse to make sure we are hitting expected volume.
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Put you mind to what your doing, Write you week job every monday as a plan for that week. After doing a job write it down for tomorrow, do the new job. And communication between co-worker is the best to do a job in time and finish it.
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Create a time sheet and enter time when jobs have been completed.
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I plan my day aheard and write down a list of all things that needs to be done.
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By managing track of time and planning my day ahand.
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Prioritize what needs to be done first.
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I stayed organized by trying to maintain a professional mindset. This implies that I will always set time limit for specific tasks, have a professional mindset and a clean working space .
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I believe we must take good freeze handler, then make time for each job especially not combine work and end of each work must be the verification.
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By vigilance of all staff and a notion accuracy.

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