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What would your most recent boss say about you if they were asked to describe your character?

1 of 30 Tough Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on June 29th, 2018 | 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

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:

- Honest
- Attentive
- Committed
- Persistent
- Motivated
- Tenacious
- Respectful

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

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.
Published: 06/29/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date

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What would your most recent boss say about you if they were asked to describe your character?
I am an outstanding student im hardworking and outspoken.
They will describe me as a good student of them.
Most likely, quiet, attentive, inquisitive and intelligent.
Very outgoing always in a good mood always has a smile on and has a big heart.
She never had a professor, she is gifted.
Loving, kind, caring, reliable.
My teachers would probably say that I do my work most of the time but sometimes I can get distracted and talk to my friends but some teachers might say I'm not talkative and just do my work in class because I am like that in some classes. They would also say I'm helpful to anyone that needs help on something.
That I am spirited and enthusiastic . I get excited about the possibilities.
Asks a lot of questions, even the ones that sound stupid.
I'm quiet. I complete my work and am punctual.
Hardworking, calm, intelligent, can do whatever task is necessary.
Infectiously bubble personally, focus, always happy to participate.
That I am not a subject matter in any of the courses that they teach.
That I am not a subject matter in any of the courses that they teach.
That I am not a subject matter in any of the courses that they teach.
She is was good character and talanted.
Detail orientated, inquisitive, eager to learn, fun, dependable.
They would say I have the potential to become someone great because ive always put my heart into anything I needed to do.
Intelligent, works hard, asks good question.
I'm very on task and hard working.
I handed in my papers and projects on time.
Works hard and doesn't give up.
I am smart, hardworking, and personable.
Friendly, self-motivated, prompt, eager to learn and hard working.
Sincere, punctual, committed, devoted, persuave.
Hard working work on time.
I am hardworking, like harmony in relationships with the class and I show compassion and care for patients.
Good employee. Has good troubleshooting skills along with good leadership. Will get the job done.
That im a hard working, trustworthy, friendly and a very competitive person.
They would said that I am hard working.
Studious, funny, quiet and loud.
They are the perfect ones who can exactly judge me who iam.
Excellent student, quiet, thirsty for knowledge, curious, always does the extra credit, and is well-liked by her peers.
That I pay attention in class, I am eager to learn, and if I do not do well on something then I try to learn from my mistakes because everyone makes mistakes but what seperates some from other is the ability to learn from those mistakes and to do a better job the next time.
Respectful, pay attention to details, always makes sure that what ever task im given I finish it on time.
I think, I have no idea what are they are they going to say about me.
I am a photon. I work very hard to understand difficult subject matter.
They would say hard working, proactive, takes initiative, problem solver and a team player.
They would say that I am a shy student and I do not say much. I turn my work in on time and I maintain good grades. I am also more mature than most of my fellow classmates.
Very attentive, detail oriented but some time a little too detail oriented but conceptually thorough.
Very organized, asks key questions.
Good worker.
They would say he's very hard working and gets his assignments in on time.
They would say I'm a remarkable, beautiful soul and deadline driven human being.
A hard working man that likes to have work to do so that I can make money.
Goal oriented, reliable, hardworking.
Calm, pleasant to work with, goes out of her way to complete a task, inquisitive, team player, fast learner.
He would say that I am focussed, dedicated and hard working individual.
Intelligent, thorough, precise, creative, talented, and ambitious.
Resourceful and well organized.
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