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How would you ultimately describe your work style?

1 of 17 Direct Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on November 21st, 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

This question is not referring to your personality or character, but more towards your methodology when it comes to getting your work done. Talk to the interviewer about your day-to-day approach to projects, communicating with coworkers, or collaborating with clients.

Your work style might be:

- Collaborative
- Well-Planned
- Speedy
- Flexible or Adaptive
- Independent
- Company-focused
- Team-based

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I would describe my work style as highly team-based. I keep in mind that my pace, quality of work, and the outcome will always affect multiple people on my team. If I am unsure of the path to take on a project, I will consult with my team to ensure that my ideas align well with theirs."

Answer example

"I have a well-planned and highly mapped out working style. Before I leave work for the day, I ensure that my following day is good to go! I like to come to work in the morning feeling organized, and in control. Being an administrative assistant, this level of preparedness is always welcome by my employer."

Answer example

"You could describe my work style as highly collaborative. It's cheesy, but I do believe that there is no "I" in "team" and I lead my department with that mantra in mind. Everyone's roles matter and so I make decisions based on the good of the group, and never with only myself in mind."

Answer example

"I describe my work style as speedy! My marketing director calls me "Speedy Gonzales" because I am the fastest content writer in all of Denver! Jokes aside, I deliver quick work and am always accurate."

Answer example

"I have an adaptive work style that changes based on the customers that I am serving at the time. I like to work with my customers' personalities and needs. If they are the no-nonsense, busy corporate type, then I speed up my work. If they are elderly and need more time, I slow down to explain everything they need to make a decision."

Answer example

"My work style is best described as independent. Once I understand the goal in mind, I am ready to take on all aspects of the project on my own. I take feedback well, of course. I am great with using the resources given to me to make deals happen."

Answer example

"I am very focused on the overall picture when I am working. As an educator, I try not to become hung up on the tiny details, but rather the blanket success of a lesson plan, a student's general improvement, or the big picture result."

Business Analyst
Answer example

"I would describe my work style as highly team-based. I keep in mind that my pace, quality of work, and the outcome will always affect multiple people on my team. If I am unsure of the path to take on a project, I will consult with my team to ensure that my ideas align well with theirs."

Pharmaceutical Sales
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Middle School Teacher
Answer example

"My teaching style follows the 'Warm/Strict' methodology in that I maintain a consistent balance of kind, empathetic approachability with firm and predictable boundaries. I believe that young learners thrive best in an environment that meets them where they're at while stillguaranteeing reliable structure and routine."

Event Planner
Answer example

"I am intentional about how I plan my work week and with how I spend my time at work. I usually spend my Sunday evenings and mornings structuring my week and confirming deadlines, meetings and luncheons. I also prioritize my time with the team. Our meetings are pretty structured, following an agenda and using time efficiently. I like to have fun with the team at work as well, but I typically keep my work hours focused on work so that I can have fun at happy hours after work."

Preschool Teacher
Answer example

"I believe that the learning environment should be child-centered with the teacher acting as an encourager, guide, and coach. It seems that these are values you appreciate at your school, as well. Does my teaching style seem to be a fit for your center?"

Written by:

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.
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.
First written on: 06/29/2018
Last modified on: 11/21/2019

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