Diligence Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your next job interview, here are 15 interview questions focused on how diligent you are in your work.

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

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

      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.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "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."