Think of some words that best describe your work ethic and character. If you are new to the workforce, feel free to refer to a professor from your post-secondary experience or even a high school teacher, or coach.
Be sure to include descriptive words that will ensure you are a standout candidate. Most people, when asked this question, will say they are 'reliable' and 'easy to get along with.' A well-thought and unique answer to this question will give you a better chance of impressing the interviewer.
Here are some unique descriptive words you could use:
"If my current employer were asked to describe me I believe they would say that I am determined, collaborative, and broad-minded. Also, during my post-secondary years, I would hear those compliments from time to time, and it was always very encouraging. I was a strong student and am a dedicated employee."
"My boss would say that I am a people-pleaser who is enthusiastic about my job, the people I care for and doing the right thing. She would say that I am a go-getter, that I love what I do, and I approach situations with care and tact."
"My character is something that I am very attached to, and I am proud of the reputation that I have developed over the years. When you call my boss for a reference, I believe she will say that I am tenacious, motivated, and let by numbers and data."
"My boss would describe me as creative, committed, and inquisitive. I am always looking to learn something new, try a new approach, and am dependable."
"My professors would describe me as diligent and someone who asks thoughtful questions. I am curious by nature and am always asking questions to understand a topic or situation better."
"I believe my manager would describe me as persistent, goal-oriented, not afraid to push the envelope, and always wanting more. Also, I think he would add that I am always up for the challenge and am fun to be around."
"If asked to describe my character, my current Principal, and faculty would say that I am eager to help, creative with my lesson plans, and respectful of the needs and boundaries of others."