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Top 10 Diligence Interview Questions

Give me an example of a time when you had to be extra diligent in order to meet a deadline.
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Question 2 of 13
Would your former or current boss describe you as a worker who gladly goes the extra mile to complete their tasks?
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"My former boss would definitely describe me as an employee who goes the extra mile. In my most recent position, I was always available on my email and many of my service clients had my cell phone number just in case of an after-hours emergency. When you call my reference he will be happy to expand on that for you, I am sure."
"I sure hope so! I have always put my best foot forward, and I very much dislike being bored. I go the extra mile whenever possible because that's what great employees do! I have received very positive feedback from all of my previous employers."
"I hope so. I have always put my best foot forward, and I hate being bored."
"Give examples of how you go the extra mile in the workplace. Here are some ways that employees will go the extra mile: - Starting on an upcoming project ahead of time, without being asked. - Taking action on any feedback they receive from their manager. This means taking a class to improve on a required skill or reaching a self-development book to help with communication skills at work. - Coming to meetings ready to brainstorm or, better yet, with ideas already jotted down - Creating new ways for themselves or their team to maximize efficiency - Going out of their way to make their customers happy"
You can absolutely say that you will go the extra mile but it's best to give a real life example to the interviewer about a time when you did just that. Offer up your references as well and discuss with the interviewer what you feel your most recent employer would say about you.
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Question 3 of 13
How many days were you absent from work last year?
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"I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2 and those were accompanied by a note from my Doctor. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."
"I cannot recall the exact number but I think it was around 3 days total. All absences were excused and with notice."
"I think I missed 10 days, counting vacation time. Of those, 5 were for my vacation. For 3 days, I was excused under a doctor's note. The other 2 absences were pre-approved family days."
A part of being a diligent employee is to ensure that you are always on time and present when expected. It's great to even be 10 minutes early rather than just showing up right on the dot. Talk to the interviewer about your attendance.
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Question 4 of 13
Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
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"I was able to present and implement one specific change in the office this past year. It was a recycling program that I felt was very important, even for our smaller office. We had significantly less waste after my initiative was implemented and I enjoyed seeing others take pride in helping our environment."
"In my current position, I noticed that our written procedures were not exactly how the employees were doing things. I decided to interview the employees and compare it to the written procedures that management wanted used. We were able to come to a compromise that met all of the safety and quality requirements of the company, but still worked a bit faster and easier for the staff."
Have you ever taken the opportunity to present your employer with potential change? Talk to the hiring manager about a time when you took initiative in the workplace.
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Question 5 of 13
Tell me about a time when you took on a new course to study in order to improve your own work performance.
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Do you always double check or proofread your work?
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If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?
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When given an important assignment, how do you approach handling it?
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When you have a problem at work are you one to carefully consider what is at stake or do you jump in and hope for the best?
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How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?
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How often do you take work home with you?
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When have you had to be extra thorough in completing tasks?
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Question 13 of 13
How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?
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