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How would your most recent manager describe you?

1 of 30 Common Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 5th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

When you answer this question, draw from your last performance review and a piece of feedback you have received from your most recent boss or coworkers. You do not want to guess what your manager thinks of you. Solidify your answer by referring to the reliable employment references you can provide.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"In my recent performance reviews and discussions, my manager describes me as a hard worker, motivated, and consistent employee. I always strive to exceed expectations when I can. My current manager is happy to speak on my behalf as a positive reference as well."

Admin
Answer example

"My last manager and I had a close relationship. She appreciated all of my efforts when it came to working overtime and taking my work home when required. I believe she would describe me as unique, reliable and energetic."

Manager
Answer example

"My district manager and I get along well. He valued my knowledge and abilities and gave me the freedom to do the job my way, as long as I got the job done. I think he would tell you that I am dedicated and will go the extra mile to deliver results."

Marketing
Answer example

"My current marketing director has reviewed me noting that I am a hard worker, dependable, and effective in my execution. My results would corroborate this as well, and I also would happily provide her as a reference when we get to that stage."

Retail
Answer example

"My most recent manager can be a glowing reference. She lobbied for my promotion into her previous role and mentored me a great deal. She would describe me as dedicated, loyal, a quick learner, and flexible. I am proud of these traits and love that she has, and others have recognized them in me!"

Sales
Answer example

"My manager has always had nice things to say about me. In my most recent performance review, he expressed how impressed he was when I exceeded my monthly sales target within the first week on the job. He also mentioned how he appreciates my initiative in tackling new projects such as the new market I am working on from scratch. I feel fortunate to have always had a great rapport with my managers, and while I don't want to tip this current one off to me leaving, I would be happy to put you in touch with my two previous supervisors when the time comes."

Teacher
Answer example

"My department lead at my current school would describe me as impassioned, excited, and dedicated, as you can see in my review from last year. I am very proud that my passion and love for the language shines through to my department, students, and coworkers."

Budget Analyst
Answer example

"In my recent performance reviews and discussions, my manager describes me as a hard worker, motivated, and consistent employee. I always strive to exceed expectations when I can. My current manager is happy to speak on my behalf as a positive reference as well."

Personal Trainer
Answer example

"My coworkers say I'm easy to work with because I try to have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload."

Telephone Operators
Answer example

"My former employer would say that I am a very hard worker, that I have excellent communication skills and that I am extremely customer-oriented."

Landscaping
Answer example

"My old boss would say I'm easy to work with because I try to have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload. My last job was working in construction, and my boss always complimented me on the consistency in my work and my attention to detail. I was also good at anticipating problems before they became an issue, taking a proactive approach to my work at all times."

Real Estate Receptionist
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"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."

Licensed Practical Nurse
Answer example

"During busy times, I always remember that the needs of the patient come first so my triage skills come into use to prioritize the order in which I provide patient care. Exercising good communication between myself, the physicians and my patients is extremely important. Once I have established a good line of communication, I remember to stay calm and handle patients with quality care one at a time."

Quality Control Inspector
Answer example

"My previous manager would often compliment me on my ability to stay organized through the busiest times. I believe he would also say that I am a very cooperative employee, reliable and knowledgeable in quality control processes."

Psychiatric Technicians
Answer example

"My last employer would describe me as the go-to for the office. I bring many years and a lot of experience to the job."

Treasury Assistant
Answer example

"My former employer would say that I am a highly meticulous individual and a very hard worker. I always review my work at least twice before submission and am one of the first employees in the office every morning."

Psychiatrist
Answer example

"My former employer would say I'm easy to work with because I have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload."

Medical Receptionist
Answer example

"My last boss would describe me as a team player. My boss noticed my co-workers were always looking to me for guidance and instruction. My co-workers respected my opinion and would regularly come to me for assistance. Because of the rapport with my colleges my boss asked if I would lead the team on a big project. The process ran smoothly and everyone respected me as the team leader. We were very successful in completing the project."

Wildlife Officer
Answer example

"My former employer would say that I am a very hard worker, that I have excellent time management skills and that I am extremely customer-oriented."

Swim Instructor
Answer example

"My former employer has spoken very highly of me in my previous performance reviews. I've been described as reliable, a hard worker and a strong team player. These are all qualities that I would love to bring to your organization."

Warehouse Supervisor
Answer example

"John has told me that I am a hard worker, and he has told me that he really likes how I am always happy to be at work!"

University Administrator
Answer example

"I believe that my former employer would say that I am a hard worker, dedicated and willing to go the extra mile. I think they would say that I am a team player and happy to get involved in whatever needs to be achieved. We have also discussed that I find it difficult to say no which means I can have too much on sometimes but I am a good communicator and keep my Manager up to date with everything that is going on"

Recreational Therapists
Answer example

"My old boss says I'm easy to work with because I have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload. At the adult day care program I had several difficult patients. Even though I worked longer hours, I learned how to address behavioral issues and really got to help my patients by spending more intensive time with them. I maintained in good spirits and I didn't let the challenges overwhelm me."

Nursing
Answer example

"Since I work at a family medicine practice, I have experience collecting many types of lab samples, including blood, urine, fecal, skin, and other types of samples. Any time I collect a sample from a patient, I always confirm their name and date of birth to ensure I am matching the sample back to the appropriate patient, then after the sample is collected, I document it in our laboratory log, so there is a record of it going out to the lab. It is just important that the lab sample is documented appropriately, so we can track and monitor the sample, and ensure the patient gets the results."

Clinical Laboratory Technician
Answer example

"My boss would describe me as a hard worker, motivated and consistent. I always strive to exceed expectations when I can, and I feel like I've done a good job following through by meeting deadlines and completing projects as they were assigned."

Sous Chef
Answer example

"My former employer would describe me as patient, knowledgable, reliable and a fast worker. I have some former written reviews if you would like to see them."

Veterinary Assistant
Answer example

"Overall my boss was very pleased with my performance. My last job was working retail, staying late and working early morning and late night shifts. I kept a positive attitude in stressful situations and worked well with my team. I learned a lot about how to give a customer the best experience, and I think my boss would say that's where I showed the most improvement."

Urban and Regional Planners
Answer example

"My previous employer and I worked very closely together for many years. He would say that I am a hard worker who is willing to go above and beyond expectations to ensure a job well done. My performance reviews were always good. He will be happy to provide a strong reference for you. We parted on very amicable terms."

Medical Assistant
Answer example

"When a patient doesn't take responsibility to start making changes that are constructive in their life, I find these cases very difficult. I do my best to empower them, because ultimately they are the ones who have control over their health and wellness. However, if they choose not to do the work, no plan of care will be effective."

Purchasing Manager
Answer example

"I believe that he will describe me as the employee who always came to work on time and did his work with full dedication. I have always been ready to go to that extra mile for the greater good of the company. I think thats what he will say about me but then of course you have to contact him to ask more."

Urologists
Answer example

"I realize that salaries are often determined by the amount of experience an applicant has. I appreciate the fact that employers recognize experience as a factor in determining pay and am willing to show that I am worthy."

Occupational Therapist
Answer example

"My supervisor would describe me as an energetic, hardworking, knowledgeable Occupational Therapist. He would say that I'm always willing to help others and that I love my job."

Patient Services Coordinator
Answer example

"My last boss would describe me as a mentor. My boss noticed my co-workers were always looking to me for guidance and instruction. My co-workers respected my opinion and would regularly come to me for as​sistance. Because of the rapport with my colleagues, my boss asked if I would lead the team on a big project. The process ran smoothly and everyone respected me as the team leader. We were very successful in completing the project."

Pharmaceutical Sales
Answer example

"My boss tells me that I have a sixth sense​ for sales and I learn new information and procedures quickly. These skills account for my two promotions in three years. My boss was also impressed by how I was able to lead my team."

Certified Nursing Assistant
Answer example

"My boss would say that I'm dedicated to my job, compassionate with my patients and a great team player."

Addiction Counselor
Answer example

"I recently became engaged. Although we have not set a date yet, we have agreed to wait twelve months before the marriage. My fiance' just passed the Bar exam here and has been offered an opportunity to join an existing law firm. Presently, our plans are to stay where we are and build a career, not just work a job. Also, we do not plan on having children for at least two years after our marriage. We both feel that being able to become established in our careers and save for our future would be the responsible thing to do before starting a family."

Cardiovascular Technologist
Answer example

"The clinic where I currently work has an extensive patient demographic. This diversity keeps me on my toes during rounds. Everyone's needs are different. I have to be sensitive to varying cultures, genders, and religions. It has stretched me as a medical professional, and I wouldn't have it any other way."

Radiologic Technologist
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Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Answer example

"My boss would describe me as being dependable, knowledgeable and a hard worker. I like to train those around me, and challenge typical thinking patterns to include outside-of-the-box solutions."

Written by:

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: 06/08/2015
Last modified on: 06/05/2019

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Team player, responsible, reliable and getting things done.
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Haard worker, dependable.
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Works well with others. Also that I am good at problem identification and resolution.
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Other co auditors should try to emulate me.
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I believe they would describe me as friendly and approachable and always willing to help.
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My priority is to build team work and effective.
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