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How would a coworker or a close friend describe you?

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You may be carefree and fun-loving with your friends on the weekends, but at work, you are focused and professional. The interviewer is interested in your personality and how you will fit with the team.

As you prepare for this question, picture a few scenarios that have occurred in your current or previous position. Maybe you are encouraging and motivating to your coworkers when they are having a bad day. If you have proven yourself reliable and someone that people can depend on, be sure to mention that! Think about some of the qualities you enjoy in a coworker and share how you think you embody some of those qualities.

Here is a list of descriptive words for you to lean on:

- Ambitious
- Capable
- Eager
- Generous
- Intelligent
- Keen
- Mature
- Outgoing
- Quick-learner
- Self-assured
- Willing

How would a coworker or a close friend describe you?
Addiction Nurse

"My co-workers would describe me as someone they could rely on that delivers top-notch work and easily gets along with the team."

Admin

"I believe my coworkers would describe me as dedicated, trustworthy and kind. When you call my references, I strongly believe that they will say the same things about me. I am a proud employee and promise to be a great first impression for your company."

Cardiovascular Technologist

"My co-workers would say that I'm dependable and helpful. I always make a point to welcome and help new staff the way that I would want to be greeted."

Critical Care Nurse

"My coworkers would say that I'm easy to work with because I have a positive attitude even when I have a heavy workload."

Front Desk

"We recommend always sticking with professional relationships when answering this question. If the interviewer has not already asked how your coworkers view you, immediately dive into their perceptions of you! The kudos you have received from your teammates and the handwritten thank you notes you have received following baby showers for co-workers all give you hints about how to answer this question. Think about all of the positive things your co-workers have mentioned to you along the way. Now is the time to share them! Pick 2-3 encouraging things these people have said about you, and share them openly. Maybe that baby shower thank you note mentions your caring attitude. Perhaps your teammate thanked you recently for always working so hard to achieve goals you are working on. Positivity is key! What if you have already talked about your coworkers perceptions? No problem! Talk about how your past managers have viewed you using the same technique! "

Housekeeper

"We recommend always sticking with professional relationships when answering this question. If the interviewer has not already asked how your coworkers view you, immediately dive into their perceptions of you! The kudos you have received from your teammates and the handwritten thank you notes you have received following baby showers for co-workers all give you hints about how to answer this question. Think about all of the positive things your co-workers have mentioned to you along the way. Now is the time to share them! Pick 2-3 encouraging things these people have said about you, and share them openly. Maybe that baby shower thank you note mentions your caring attitude. Perhaps your teammate thanked you recently for always working so hard to achieve goals you are working on. Positivity is key! What if you have already talked about your coworkers' perceptions? No problem! Talk about how your past managers have viewed you using the same technique!"

Manager

"I am mature beyond my years, which is a trait of which my coworkers and current supervisor often comment. I can see all sides of a story, and the wisdom to avoid jumping into a situation without gathering all of the required information first."

Marketing

"I have made some solid friendships through my time in University, and I believe that my fellow marketing students and friends would describe me as inventive, productive, and inspired. I also take risks in my projects, but I make sure that they are well-researched and calculated risks."

Nursing

"My coworkers would say that I am a total team player that is willing to lend a hand when needed. Having spent many years in an understaffed nursing facility, I learned quickly to step up to the plate and do what I could to help the greater good. After moving on in my career, this trait has stuck with my in my most recent job and I know my coworkers appreciate it every step of the way."

Occupational Therapist

"My co-workers would describe me as being kind, helpful, hardworking and good with my patients."

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How would a coworker or a close friend describe you?
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Honest, dependable, loyal, a great listener.
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I would hope I would be described as a ethical, honest, intelligent and hard working individual, a person who can be counted on any hour of the day.
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You would introduce yourself and make sure you're with the right patient. You help them over the side of the bed and put a gait belt around their waist. You help them up and, depending on the patient's ability to bear weight, you either pivot them into the chair or have them walk at least ten steps to their chair. Make sure the bed and the wheelchair are locked and that you are right behind and beside them for safety.
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Take the wheel chair near the bed side stand the pt and comfertabily shift the pt to bed.
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It would depend on the patients neurological status, ability to ambulate, and if they were on fall precautions. If the patient was at risk for falls they may require one person, or two person assist. The most important aspect of transferring is to make sure that the wheel chair is locked, the bed is locked and in the lowest position, the head of the bed is raised, and their are no cords that would cause a patient to trip. Then I would move the legs to the edge of the bed, allowing time for the patient to adjust to the position change. This is because a patient may suffer from orthostatic hypotension. Next I would provide support under the arms for a patient and instruct them that I am going to help them into a wheel chair.
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Explain to pt what and how I will transfer: Place wc next to the bed facing the pt, lock wheels, raise the head of the bed, ask the client to push off of the bed to help them sit up, ask pt if they can swing their legs over, if not provide assistance, put gait belt on, have pt put hands on top of my shoulders, grab gait belt, suggest on my count of 3 to stand, gently rock pt back and forth, stand, let pt know we will rotate with small steps until their back is to the chair, then back them up two steps, let them know when they feel the back of the chair on their knees to let me know, check to be sure, then assist them to sit down while still holding onto the gait belt.
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First I should provide the comfort position side lying and then slowly slowly sitting position should provide and gave foot stool to support the patient.
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I believe that we all bring different things to the table based on our backgrounds and life experiences. I have a background in psychology, pharmaceutical sales and nursing. I like to understand people and listen to their needs and in turn be able to help them with their problem. I am very customer service orriented and always follow through if I promise something. I also think that I work smart and work by a plan. It's important to set goals and have a plan how to achieve them. I am not affraid to learn new things and I embrace change. Change keeps us on our toes. EX: Going back to nursing school.
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I am polished, poised, and professional. I am well established in my medical community. I have clinical credentialing that is highly regarded. I am familiar with the healthcare landscape of this market place and can multi task like nobodies business.
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Bec I am good looking.
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I think differently than other people do. I have more integrity than most, and I will always stay true to my own beliefs and the things I hold important to me. I pursue each day with a positive "why not?" attitude, and I face challenges with a smile and a need to succeed.
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I would take the opportunity to ask questions and find out what types of patients he is using it on and does he have any patients that haven't responded to that medication. If he has some, or some new patients I would ask if he would try my product on them. Start small, built rapport and trust then slowly grow buisness. Its not a race, its a marathon.
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A patient, hardworking, meticulous, joyful team player and trustworthy person.
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Outgoing, easy to talk to, trustworthy, kind, hard working.
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My friends would say that I am very dependable and trustworthy. They would say that I would give you the shirt off of my back. They would probably also say that I am pretty smart and sometimes quiet when I needed to get something done.
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Kind, helpful, upbeat, positive.
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Very good worker, Team player, Honest.
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Great, outgoing, funny, smart and caring/passinate about the things I wanna do in my life.
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Quiet until I get to know people. But, very caring and compassionate.
20.
My friends would describe me as someone that is loyal and fun to be around. They would also say that I'm very reliable.
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I think they would describe me as loyal, bubbly and honest.
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They would describe me as caring, positive and happy.
23.
Funny, independent, alpha male.. Listener.
24.
My friends describe me as an outgoing, funny and patient person, who can get along with everyone.
25.
Nice, quite, hardworking.
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Friendly, upbeat, hyper generous.
27.
I am hard working very flicible.
28.
I think friends would describe me as a compassionate person while also having a sense of humor when the times right.
29.
They say me I am little nervous we I am new to the people once I am used to them I am a great person to hang out with.
30.
I would say "Detailed person"
31.
Friendly, goal driven, detail oriented, hard working.
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Loyal, grateful and fun to be with.
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Outgoing yet responsible and relyible.
34.
Compassionate and caring.
35.
Well, I would think they would say I am thoughtful and caring as I will always be there for them if they need.
36.
Caring, hard working, always positive, and easy to work with.
37.
Very talkative, intelligent, strong, ambitious, responsible, great team player, and a leader.
38.
Honest, straight to the point, endearing, approachable, diplomatic and humorous.
39.
Always have a smile on my face and approachable, hepful.
40.
My friends would probably say I am silly but a very sweet person. I would do anything for anyone.
41.
Loyal, happy, friendly, hard working, team player.
42.
Very patient and understanding.
43.
Funny, loyal, outgoing, honest, caring.
44.
They would describe me as very straight forward, motivating, and funny.
45.
Friendly, hardworking and most of all, Honest.
46.
Cheerie, bubbly, fun self starter that likes to try new things.
47.
Helpful kind humble generous friendly.
48.
I am very dependable and kind. They would say that I would give them the shirt off of my back.
49.
Hardworking and perfectionist.
50.
Extremely energetic, very caring, great listener, dependable, great people person.
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Fun, organized, down to business, loving and caring. Compassionate, and a good friend as well as hard worker.
52.
As a hard worker that gets the job done, well organized, very patient, motivated confident energetic.
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Easy going, humorous, reliable.
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Energetic, honest, polite.
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Nice, trust worthy, and reliable.
56.
Blonde, understanding and patient.
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Loyal, generous, grateful and truthful.
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Accommodating, conscientious, patient, and accountable.
59.
They would describe me as a hardworker.
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Positive, funny, hard working, determined.
61.
I am very cooperative, sincere, hardworking and friendly.
62.
Funny, friendly, responsible, active, encouraging.
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Friendly, quiet, responsable.
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Polite, loyal, trustworthy and energetic.
65.
Humble, friendly, enthusiastic.
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Honest, trustworthy, friendly, reliable.
67.
I always have been describe as a detail oriented and a dedicated friendly person, hardworking and trustworthy.
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Easy going and always inquisitive.
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My friends if were to describe in good words, I definitely believe would say that I am a very honest and hardworking person. When I work on something I completely dive into that certain task to make sure it gets done exactly the way it is supposed to and nothing less.
70.
That I am very friendly and helpful once I start knowing them.
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Honest, hard working methodical Like to things right and through great fun to work with.
72.
Fast, honest, and cooperative.
73.
Caring, compassionate, humorous and goal-oriented.
74.
Lively outgoing, daft as brush, conscientious, a good friend, serious when needs to be, a good listener.
75.
Organized friendly humorous and dedicated.
76.
Friendly reliable and smiling and detail oriented.
77.
My friends would describe me as quiet, caring, and always happy, smiling.
78.
Loyal, loving, optimistic, intelligent.
79.
My friends would describe me as caring loyal and a bright ray of sunshine. I am dependable and reliable.
80.
My friends would describe me as a friendly but serious person who enjoys helping others.
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Sociable, confident, friendly and helpful.
82.
Smart and intelllingent person. Multitasking hard worker.
83.
Caring, responcible, always there for them, can always be counted on.
84.
Fast learning and team player.
85.
Kind, caring, compAssion.
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Easy going but strict when needed, straight forward good listener.
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They would describe me as someone whom is reliable, trusting, and passionate.
88.
Funny, caring, responsible, encouraging, motivating.
89.
I read books that has to do with health.
90.
They will describe me as a hardworking and self driven person with the goal of helping an industry like your to excel in it productivities.
91.
Funny, friendly and kind.
92.
They describe d me as an easy to work with, jolly but had profesionalism at work.
93.
Outgoing and open opened minded.
94.
If I couldn't be a physical therapist I think I would attempt to pursue a career in occupational therapy.
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I would attempt to become a Physical Therapy Assistant and work my way to becoming a Physical therapist.
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A physical therapy assistant.
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If I could not be a physical therapist I would attempt to be a physical therapist assistant or an athletic trainer.
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Nothing honsetly I weoulf die for this job.
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I would like to work as a nurse,
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I would like to work as a nurse,
101.
Why did you choose this career in biomedical sciences.

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