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How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?

1 of 15 Diligence Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on February 15th, 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

The interviewer would like to know more about your attention to detail. It is always best to support your reply with a real-life example. Talk to the interviewer about your level of attentiveness when it comes to the smaller details.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"My co-workers would describe my attention to detail as very strong. I can very easily point out spelling discrepancies in communication and will notice the small things. I think big-picture as well but have always had a knack for details."

Admin
Answer example

"I can't necessarily speak for them, but I think they would say that I have above average attention to detail. I make mistakes, but I usually catch them before passing my work on to the intended recipient."

Manager
Answer example

"I have a well-honed ability to point out discrepancies in my work, and the work of my team. Being in this role for seven years has helped me to streamline many processes and avoid a lot of error. I plan to bring this same discretion with me to your organization."

Marketing
Answer example

"As a marketing professional and an overall creative person, I tend to move quickly but can take count of my work and notice mistakes just as quickly. My coworkers seem to enjoy my style of work so I would say they'd have nice things to say about me and my attention to detail!"

Retail
Answer example

"Before I give a customer their total, I count the lines on the POS and compare them to the items in front of me. I would never want to miss charging an item or double charging for an item as I would feel so bad. My coworkers tease me about this a little bit."

Sales
Answer example

"My attention to detail is a point that I have been working on a lot this past year. I am meticulous but, in the past, have pushed my documentation back a little bit. It's something I am conscious of and continually working on."

Teacher
Answer example

"Being a teacher, I need to be diligent and detailed every step of the way. My students like my step-by-step teaching style and my colleagues would attest to my strong attention to detail as well."

Concierge
Answer example

"My co-workers would describe my attention to detail as very strong. I can very easily point out spelling discrepancies in communication and will notice the small things. I think big-picture as well but have always had a knack for details."

Dental Assistant
Answer example

"My co-workers would describe my attention to detail as very strong. I can very easily point out discrepancies in communication and will notice the small things. I think big-picture as well but have always had a knack for details."

Auto Mechanic
Answer example

"My co-workers would describe my attention to detail as very strong. I can very easily point out discrepancies on a report and will notice the small things like an engine sounding slightly off. I think big-picture as well but have always had a knack for details."

Marketing Communications Manager
Answer example

"As a marketing professional and an overall creative person, I tend to move quickly but can take count of my work and notice mistakes just as quickly. My coworkers seem to enjoy my style of work so I would say they'd have nice things to say about me and my attention to detail. I can very easily point out spelling discrepancies in communication and will notice the small things. I think big-picture as well but have always had a knack for details."

Electrician
Answer example

"I have worked on some complicated problems in the past including repairs on an old factory. I take a systematic approach to check for specific problems first. I know my tools and when to use them which greatly eliminates chances for error. I will triple check my work on challenging tasks. I feel that it is essential to submit error free work as an electrician."

Landscaping
Answer example

"Some customers like to have their lawn striped. I always start by picking a pattern to reflect the light off the blades of grass. Then I carefully pay attention to the see where I am mowing, making sure I mow in a straight line to follow the pattern."

Cost Accountant
Answer example

"I am highly detailed and organized on the job and truly, that is the only thing you can be when in this line of work. I was able to establish very good habits from the start of my career. When you speak with my previous manager for a reference, she will attest to my strong organizational skills."

Internal Audit Manager
Answer example

"I remain focused on the job by double checking my work on a consistent basis, especially if I am becoming a bit tired when working overtime. The work becomes a bit repetitive but I do really enjoy auditing so it doesn't happen to me too often."

Dispatcher
Answer example

"My co-workers would describe my attention to detail as very strong. I can very easily point out small route discrepancies. I think big-picture as well but have always had a knack for details."

Urban and Regional Planners
Answer example

"I am very detail oriented and am a careful planner. Just last month I was reviewing a co-workers plans prior to client submittal. It was missing a small detail on the roadway which would have caused too severe of narrowing and blind spots while turning around the corner. We fixed the error right away which saved us a lot of un-billable hours."

Psychologist
Answer example

"I am a detail oriented person. My attention to detail shows in my SOAP notes."

Treasurer
Answer example

"When preparing forecasting reports, I am very methodical. I have a process I follow to make sure I am taking into account all the information in order to make accurate and wise recommendations."

Financial Analyst
Answer example

"My co-workers would describe my attention to detail as very strong. I can very easily point out discrepancies in reports and will notice the small things. I think big-picture as well but have always had a knack for the finer details."

Floral Designer
Answer example

"I am a very detail oriented person and have often received compliments from my previous supervisor on ability to notice even the smallest of errors in an order. My current boss will ask me to review every order before it is sent out because I am the best on our team when it comes to attention to detail."

Health Information Technician
Answer example

"I am a detail oriented person. My patience and determination to explore the problem and all of its elements until the reasoning has been found so that it can be resolved accurately is how I approach each challenge."

Biomedical Technician
Answer example

"My co-workers would describe my attention to detail as very strong. I can very easily point out discrepancies in communication and will notice the small things during equipment checks. I think big-picture as well but have always had a knack for details."

Grounds Maintenance Worker
Answer example

"Yes, I am a very detail oriented person. You really do need to pay attention to detail in this line of work. My previous co-workers and supervisors have often commented on my ability to recognize any missed detail."

Film and Video Editor
Answer example

"I consider myself a very detail oriented person. In previous jobs, I am often the person everyone else turns to when they need a second set of eyes before they submit a project. I am able to pick up on details no one else sees, and I can bring that to your team."

Written by:

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.
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.
First written on: 01/09/2017
Last modified on: 02/15/2019

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