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How would your most recent manager describe you?

This question has been answered 29 times by professional recruiters and hiring managers. View their answers below.

Advice
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.

Accounts Receivable Specialist answer example
"The interviewer wants to hear that your previous supervisors will describe you in a positive manner. Think about the positive things your previous supervisors have said about you in the past. Instead of listing these things, tell the interviewer what each person has told you. For example, you might say, "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!" These concrete examples will be sure to impress the interviewer!"
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."
Basic 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."
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."
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." Think about positive traits others use to describe you. Focus on the characteristics the interviewer will find most valuable, reviewing the job description if you need ideas. Consider sharing an example of each of these traits in action!"
Manager answer example
"My district manager and I get along well. He valued my knowledge and abilities and gave me the freedom to do my job however I wanted, 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."
Medical Assistant 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."
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."
Personal Trainer answer example
"Think about positive traits others use to describe you. Focus on the characteristics that are most valued as a personal trainer. "My coworkers say I'm easy to work with because I try to have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload." Follow up by giving an example that shows why your coworkers think you have these traits or an experience that shows off these characteristics. Prepare at least one example. It's always helpful to be thinking about how others might perceive you, or how your actions affect others. It may be helpful to know when answering other interview questions, like talking about your strengths."
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."
Real Estate Receptionist 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."
Recreational Therapists answer example
"Think about positive traits others use to describe you. Focus on the characteristics that are most valued in the workplace. "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." Explain why your coworkers think you have these traits or an experience that shows off these characteristics. Prepare three examples that you can use when you interview. These examples can also be applied when talking about your strengths, another potential interview question."
Respiratory Therapists answer example
"A fair response to this question would be, "It depends on who you talk to. I did my best to work well with everyone and I always put in 100%. I was consistent, dependable and driven." If you did something phenomenal, share it. Just be aware that you only want to share the facts that can be confirmed by anyone on your team your future boss could be in communication with. As a general rule of thumb, just be honest and be yourself. Think of the feedback you received from your boss and coworkers. Did they tell you consistently that you were doing a great job? Did you often meet for happy hours after work because you enjoyed each others company? Collaborative, enthusiastic and hard working are all great qualities you would hope to be described as. Think of some of the encouragement you have received at work and share it!"
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."
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."
Speech Pathology answer example
"My supervisor would describe me as an energetic, hardworking, knowledgeable Speech Pathologist. He would say that I'm always willing to help others and that I love my job."
Staff Accountant answer example
"The interviewer wants to hear that your past employer will describe you in a positive manner. Think about the positive things your former employer has said about you in the past. Instead of listing these things, tell the interviewer what each person has told you. For example, you might say, "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!" These concrete examples will be sure to impress the interviewer!"
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."
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."
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."
Ticket 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."
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."
University Administrator answer example
"The candidate should be able to present how they believe their former employer would describe them, usually answered with positive qualities, however if a balanced indication is given some elements of development areas should be presented. Here is an 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"
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."
Usher 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."
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." The more specific you can get, the better! Take some time to reflect on your most recent role, mistakes you made and how you learned from them. Showing improvement in your performance reveals how teachable you are and that you can grow and adapt to new work environments. If you weren't consistent in your work, explain why. Your future employer will want someone who is reliable not just in showing up to work on time, but also in the way they treat customers and complete jobs."
Warehouse Supervisor answer example
"The interviewer wants to hear that your past employer will describe you in a positive manner. Think about the positive things your former employer has said about you in the past. Instead of listing these things, tell the interviewer what each person has told you. For example, you might say, "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!" These concrete examples will be sure to impress the interviewe"

More Interview Questions

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How would your most recent manager describe you?
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Always on time, willing to work on any campaign, and outgoing.
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Haard worker, dependable.
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Ambitious, goal-oriented, hardworker, leader.
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My priority is to build team work and effective.
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They would say he was one of my best employees some one you could tell to do something and not worry about it not getting done.
6.
Always he says about me that I am hardworker and responsible person (i will do his work immediately)
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He describes everytime that you are the responsible, hard worker and helping nature respectable person.
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My last manager would describe me as friendly, happy and helpful.
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Other co auditors should try to emulate me.
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Someone who is helpful, hardworking, intelligent, confident and a motivator.
11.
I've got my appraisal from Aga Ken Jones.
12.
Great personality, works hard to get things done.
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Approachable, good in programming, a very practiced code maker.
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As someone looking to be a expert at my field and also looking to improve friendships and relationships in the work place.
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Hard worker, team player and trust worthy.
16.
Actually, in my most recent performance review in April, my direct supervisor described me as someone who takes initiative and doesn't shy away from hard problems.
17.
Spunky, yet hard working, tends to sometimes lollygag around.
18.
My last manage would describe me as someone who is a fast-learner, curious and hard working.
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HArd working, intelligent, easy to work with.
20.
Very dependable, dedicated to work, and is very liked by everyone.
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Works well with others. Also that I am good at problem identification and resolution.
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This is my very first interview for any job.
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I think I will be describe as a hard working person.
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The person they could most count on. Always there. Always ready to help.
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I believe they would describe me as friendly and approachable and always willing to help.
26.
My last manager would describe me as passionate with animals, friendly with customers, and very dependable.
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Team player, responsible, reliable and getting things done.
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She would say I am dependable and that I go out of my way to get tasks done within set timelines. I have a sense of urgency when attending to work assignments.
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Dependable reliable punctual on time ready to work in a team player.
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Better organization attention to details.
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Not taking on too much although produces quality work.
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She would probably say, delegating. I am a work hog and can sometimes be territorial because when I am responsible for something, I want to make sure it is done and done correctly.
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Wanting to do my job with perfection and in the course of doing that it takes me a bit longer to give feedback.
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I should try to talk clearly and slowly.
35.
Do your job and let it rob off on others who may be slackers.
36.
She'd say that I should work on analytical skills. Since that time, I've completed an MBA in Finance which greatly improved my understanding and exposed me to more tools for financial analysis.
37.
He might say that I get board easily. When I am done with my work and everything is done I tend to visit with my co workers.
38.
My previous supervisor has often given me a A+ rating on my performance evaluations. She would say that I am a hard worker and am always willing to help, assist and lend a helping hand whenever needed. That I am always willing to take on any tasks assigned and unassigned. That 95% I meet my deadlines with excellence.
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Pace myself when helping others so as to not take on too much.
40.
I dont forsee her giving an answer to that qestion.
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Yes, I have had no discrepences working for my past employers and continute to have relationships with them.
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No not really! I don't think?? uummm.
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Yes my previous employers and I share a good relationship til this day.
44.
I do not have experience of working but I am willing to seek the experience I need for this job.
45.
I have hobby not profesion.
46.
I'm sure he would, however, is he now decesed.
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Absolutely, the work I carried out was done to a standard I was happy with, otherwise I'd go back in my own time to rectify it.
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Yes, she respects me and I respect her. She can depend on me to get things done when she asks or when shes not around.
49.
Yes, my employer would likely be pleased with my creativity, focus, and ability to work on individual and team projects to achieve departmental goals.
50.
I would like think so but to be very honest someone can say a positive thing about me but yet be negative without me being present but overall I wold say yes.
51.
Yes I do because I was a great canidate for my job postion.
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I will have to say yes. All my previous jobs the employer and management team enjoyed working with me. They would credit my work ethic and how well and efficient I perform.
53.
I don't know. I've been a stay at home mom for 8 years.
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Overall yes. There were some challenges because of the store policies and how they dealt with people making mistakes.
55.
I feel they would. I had a great working relationship with my boss and always did what they expected of me and got the job done.
56.
Yes he would i'm very dependent.
57.
My graduate education consisted of a wide variety of classes and clinical experiences that I believe, prepared me greatly for my career.
58.
I graduated from university and become speech therapist.
59.
I attended _____ university which has a rural focus, with an aim to retain country people in country jobs. It equips us to specifically deal with issues around indigenous health, and difficulties in providing health education, assessment and therapy to regional and remote areas. It also looked at alternative methods to achieve this, like training people within the community and telehealth, and different models of service provision.
60.
I paid as I took a course. Research was enjoyable. I was an older student and paired with other students, one student was from a foriegn country and we compiled a book together about early childhood language.
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As previously mentioned, I completed my graduate education at St. Louis University as well. Being in a city provided me and my fellow classmates with many different opportunities for our externships as well as the opportunity to work with a variety of different populations as well as socio-economic statuses. We had a small class size, supportive faculty and many opportunities to discover which path you wanted to take (i. E. Medical, educational, geriatrics, pediatrics, etc).
62.
At the moment I am currently still in graduate school, but the experience has been great thus far. I am looking forward to getting hands-on experience when I begin clinic this upcoming summer.
63.
I am currently finishing my graduate degree at Clarion University, located in Clarion, PA. Clarion is a well known school which has a that is ASHA accredited program. I have had classes dealing with multiple areas of communication disorders including: aphasia, motor speech disorders, stuttering, children language disorders, articulation, Augmentative and Alternative Communication and multiple other courses.
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Kent State Universit where in completed clinical experience in the university voice clinic, English Language Proficiency clinic, Aural rehab clinic, Family child learning center, and a practicum at the Garfield Hospital in CLeveland Ohio.
65.
I continued my education at Clarion University. I attended three semesters of coursework, and one of externship experiences. My time in graduate school provided me with hands-on experience as well as more detailed information on specific disorders and treatments. Clarion has a speech and hearing clinic on site, which is where I earned my first 100 hours of hands-on experience. When on externship, I was first placed at HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, and then an Intermediate Unit. These settings allowed me to gain experience with both children and adults, and exposed me to a wide variety of deficits and disorders.
66.
I attended Clarion University of PA for my graduate education. I had 34 credits of classroom course work, 4 credits of on-site clinic, 6 credits in a school placement, and 6 credits in a medical placement for a total of 50 credits.
67.
I have an AA degree in slpa, and completed two slpa internships, one school based, one clinically based with severe population.
68.
I would say so far I have learned a lot about the steps needed to acquire my license and certifications as well as learning about disorders more in depth.
69.
My graduate education has been intensive. I began working in the clinic the second week of classes. Each semester I worked with one adult and one child with very different communication difficulties.
70.
I currently attend Clarion University of Pennsylvania. I am involved in coursework that touches on a variety of subjects. I will have the opportunity to work with clients in our on campus clinic and will have real-life experience when I am on my externship.
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I am currently pursuing my graduate education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. I am challenged in my program and supported by the faculty. I am able to better understand myself as a future therapist because of the design of the program.
72.
I am currently in my second semester and loving it.
73.
Right now I am a first- semester graduate student at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. I will be graduating with my Masters May 2017.
74.
It was filled with wonderful teaches and great clinical experiences.
75.
I received an education based on the ideas of theory and how each mechanism, being voice/swallowing mechanisms or cognition, functions properly and what it looks like to have a disorder. We also focused on assessment and therapy procedures. Keeping up with the best and current evidence based practice was emphasized at each level. We also received intense therapy training with patients ranging 18 months to 90 years focusing primarily on speech, language, and cognition.
76.
My internships dealt w varied ages when performing therapy. I always learned better hands on which allowed for more learning when placements began.
77.
My graduate education is also taking place at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Some may say that staying at your undergraduate school was playing it safe but I think the opposite. I feel I will be more than ready to enter the profession. Staying here I anticipate a better opportunity because not only would I be more comfortable but I have the great staff standing behind me whom have made my undergraduate career the best it could be.
78.
My graduate education involved a lot of hands on practical experiences in different settings. I had experience in a hospital setting, working with older adults in a nursing home and with children in an elementary school.
79.
My graduate education came from Clarion University. It was a fantastic program and the professors are really great. They are all very helpful and have taught me a lot. My class in articulation was one of my favorite since I want to be in an elementary school working with kids.
80.
I attended Clarion University for graduate school from June of 2015 to December of 2016. From January-May 2016, I had 4 clients at our University clinic while being supervised by professors and practicing clinicians, conducted hearing screenings, and also evaluated new clients to our University clinic. I then completed externship placements in a rehabilitation setting and a school setting. I graduated with a 3.6.
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I am currently in my first semester of graduate school at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. It was a huge change from undergraduate school. I enjoyed my undergraduate career, but graduate school felt more productive to me than undergraduate school did. I wasn't used to having a majority of CSD classes in my course load. I feel as if I learn so much more in one day of graduate classes than I did in one day of undergraduate classes. Grad school is challenging, but it is also more exciting to me, as well as more rewarding.
82.
I received a Master of Arts degree in speech language pathology from the University of Northern Iowa.
83.
Training and agility with my dogs, reading, and gardening.
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Reading, writing, and spending time with my dogs.
85.
I enjoy riding horse with my friends and family and being outdoors.
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Reading and playing with my dogs.
87.
I like to take my dog to the beach, hike, agility training, or just for a ride. I like to cook and have my friends over for dinner. I like crossword puzzles and word games. I like to talk about my friends' pets and animal behaviors. And I enjoy learning more tricks of the trade and continuing education courses.
88.
I enjoy horse back riding and taking my dog to the beach.
89.
Playing outside with my dogs cats chickens cows horses pigs and goats.
90.
Playing outside with my animals.
91.
I like to take my puppy on long walks, or to the dog park with my husband. I like to cuddle with my cats. I enjoying reading, and learning as much as possible, and I enjoy discussions about important worldly topics.
92.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my pets and my husband. My husband and I enjoy watching tv, going to movies, walking and driving around. I also enjoy reading and playing cards. I like to watch football and baseball, with my favorite teams being the Packers and the Blue Jays.
93.
Volunteering at an animal shelter or training dogs.
94.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my 3 cats, my rabbit and my husband. My husband and I enjoy watching tv, going for walks, and driving around. I also enjoy reading. I like watching the Green Bay Packers and Toronto Blue Jays.
95.
I enjoy spending time cleaning and organizing, as well as spending time outside with my family.
96.
I'm often looking up holistic and natural ways to help pets and humans. That ranges from looking at different nutritional diets and supplements. When I'm not inside I like to find different trails to walk on and watch the birds.
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Snowboarding, reading.... Cleaning my house.. Seeing old friends...
98.
Reading, hanging out with friends, working out, and being outdoors.
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Spending time with my animals.
100.
I like sitting at home and relaxing.
101.
I like going to the pool, going on bike rides with my husband, taking our dogs to the beach, taking our dogs on walks, I like to knit, and read also.

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