The interviewer would like to know how you first approach a critical assignment. Are you the individual who will take an assignment head-on, or do you need to research and plan early? Do you jump in and get it all done immediately or do you balance it with other assignments? Talk to the interviewer about how you approach essential tasks at work.
"When my supervisor gives me an important assignment or task I am sure to assess the depth of the project then take a look at my schedule to see how I can appropriately balance it with my other work. I do not procrastinate because then it's easy to forget to fit them in."
"I lay out all the deadlines, figure out the deliverables, priority order, and then do all the research needed to make informed decisions. I keep a written "to-do" list and transfer project deadlines into my calendar to stay on task."
"When given an important project I will read through the requirements, ensure that I understand the end goal, and then determine which of my team members I need to engage in making it happen. From there, I brief those team members, and we get started!"
"I tend to jump right into an assignment and plan my steps once things are underway. It's the best way that I can create a marketing strategy without wasting any time at the start."
"I approach assignments head on. I like to get my hands on a project, conduct research by various methods. Sometimes it's trial and error, but most of the time I nail it on the first try. "
"I love to read so when I have an important assignment or project I will first do as much online research as possible to ensure that I understand the full scope. From there, I create milestones for myself."
"I am a planner. You have to be, to be a successful teacher. If given an important assignment or project, I will research the heck out of it before I begin. Then, I plan what steps I need to take to reach the end goal. If I need to bring others in to help me, I approach them early on in the process to avoid roadblocks."