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When have you had to be extra thorough in completing tasks?

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

Updated on January 7th, 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 that you are willing to go the extra mile when it's required. Some tasks will require a keener eye and additional diligence. Discuss a time when you were extra thorough during work-related tasks.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I have to be extra thorough from time to time when I have clients that are especially detail oriented. Often this will mean spending additional time on calls with them to highlight project changes. I am okay with being extra thorough when needed."

Admin
Answer example

"I have to be extra thorough once every quarter when we complete our inventory counts. It takes a lot of concentration and attention to detail."

Manager
Answer example

"I am always thorough, but we do have monthly team meetings where we discuss our performance metrics. That reporting takes a little longer and requires extra diligence from me."

Marketing
Answer example

"This week I had three projects with clients that had similar names. Rich, Rick, and Rico. Confusing! I had to take extra care to ensure that I was sending the right emails to the correct clients and that no wires were being crossed. This situation tested my attention to detail and diligence in getting to know my clients in a way that set them apart from one another."

Retail
Answer example

"When we receive our new inventory it is incredibly important that I take careful note to ensure we received the correct amount. If my count is off, our entire system is off. I triple check my work on those days."

Sales
Answer example

"We changed our product catalog recently, so I had to re-memorize a lot of products, codes, and pricing. That following week was a considerable tradeshow, so I needed to have my product knowledge up to snuff. I made flashcards and tested myself every change that I got. I was proud of my ability to retain all of that data in such a short amount of time."

Teacher
Answer example

"I am extra thorough in particularly tough topics such as spectral sequences. My students, in these instances, will require a very well laid out lesson plan with hands-on opportunities and the introduction of multi-media."

Abstractor
Answer example

"I have to be extra thorough from time to time when I have clients that are especially detail oriented. Often this will mean spending additional time on calls with them to highlight project changes. I am absolutely okay with being extra thorough when needed."

Accounts Receivable Specialist
Answer example

"In my current inventory control job the company was getting a lot of complaints about late deliveries. I met with the delivery staff and discovered that the problem seemed to be with the stock arriving on time. I investigated and found kinks in our new inventory request process. The backlog was in the orders department as they were not following up adequately with the suppliers. I implemented a system for faster and more accurate follow-up. This system sorted out the stock problems, and the delivery staff was able to meet their deadlines."

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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: 01/07/2019

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