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How would you describe your work ethic?

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How to Answer

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

How would you describe your work ethic?
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."

Admin

"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."

Manager

"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."

Marketing

"I would describe myself as excited to learn, driven towards growth, and someone who executes. I am certain my previous bosses and clients would concur, and I'd happily provide them as references."

Retail

"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

"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."

Teacher

"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."

Medical Receptionist

"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."

Kitchen Manager

"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."

Academic Advisor

"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."

Animal Control Workers

"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."

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How would you describe your work ethic?
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I'm organised. I prioritise well. I am helpful, and will be involved hands on.
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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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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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Good, I make sure I get done what needs to get done, do what I am asked of.
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Work: lots to do ethic: wtf.
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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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I would describe my work ethic as determined.
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Committed, driven, self motivated with a friendly yet professional persona.
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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 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.
12.
As I was not fnished my task I wil not get sleep.
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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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I am extremely reliable I hate eing late to work, I am hardly sick and love being at work.
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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 a Teamworker, responsible, and emphasise on quality.
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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 always get my job done. I never try to mess around.
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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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I am patient, hardworking, and friendly.
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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 a very determined and hard-working individual who strives for the best outcome and quality of work.
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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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You have to be responsible of your work, quality in the work you do and team work is important.
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Hard worker gets the job done works well with others.

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