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Tell me about your organizational skills in a work environment.

1 of 25 Archivist Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 30th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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As an archivist, you must be organized with your work at all times. Talk to the interviewer about your organizational skills in a work environment by providing an example of your capabilities.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I believe excellent organizational skills are essential to perform the duties of an archivist successfully. If I have to archive numerous documents in a short period, I prioritize in order of their respective deadlines. I will use lists to keep track of upcoming duties and a calendar to keep track of deadlines. Regarding the records, I will ensure to keep different records in their respective places to facilitate the organizational process."

Entry Level
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"I understand that organization is a high priority in this industry. While obtaining my bachelor's degree in library science, we learned a great deal about the importance of a well-organized project. Do you use any particular software to keep your projects organized here? I was trained on LOCKSS and am confident that I will be able to learn any software programs quickly."

Answer example

"I have stellar organization skills and am also well-trained in numerous software programs for archivists. These include ArchivesSpace, LOCKSS, and PRONOM. In addition to these, I keep an organized team by utilizing project management software such as Trello."

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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.
First written on: 09/10/2010
Last modified on: 06/30/2018

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Tell me about your organizational skills in a work environment.
Excellent. Because I have worked as admin officer before and I used to organise lots of projects.
I really great organizational skills, because it helps me make sure that I am completely things correctly the first time. It helps me make sure that I am keeping track on the projects I am working on.
On a scale of 1-10, I would say that my organisational skills are a solid 7.5.
Very well organized. I enjoy always having a home for things. It can make ones life so much easier.
Out of 10 I would say my organizational skills are a 80. For the most part, detail and order are key components processing collections. However, I also think that being too rigid and over thinking some aspects of processing can be counter productive. I the current collection that I am processing, I have had a structure that I have been following, but when I ran into material that did not fit that structure I adapted.
They are very good - that's part of what drew my to this career in the first place :)
I take my job seriously, I like order, it makes it easy to keep up, to know where what is and that saves time should there be a need to find.
I am very organized and like to log things if I am doing projects or tasks that are extended or may have others working on it. This way it can help ensure consistency as well as keep others informed on my way of thinking.
On a scale of one to ten, my organizational skills are about an eight. I am highly organized in everything that I do. For example, each of my classes has a separate binder and notebook, I try to keep them color-coded, and I use an agenda book every day.
9 out of 10. I love organizing things. The only time I don't organize is when time is really pressed. Even then, I prefer to be organized.
I find my organizational skills to be quiet adequate.
I rate my skills that to work properly in the filed and planning for proper alternative achieving organizational objective.
Professionally, I would say an 8 out of 10 at best. I am pretty organized, I work on calendars and time tables that I set for myself, I always make lists for what I want to get done for the day and then include a couple things that could be done but don't have to be. When it comes to organizing collections, I know it can look like a mess at first, especially when it includes completely re-housing collections. So I do an inventory, then I create a plan of what order I will organize things, I always make sure I have a workflow before I dive in so things don't get too messy.
Supeb working and experience I deliver.
I have become highly organised over the years. To say this comes naturally to me would be an over exaggeration however through my many years in university of working to deadlines and juggling a range of different project in the work field I have become extremely focused on maintaining good organisational skills.
Prioritize work tasks according to time, organizational need, and my assessment.
On a scale of 1 to 10, 9.
Very high because of my qualification and experience I can build and or improve a records system to be efficient.
I would rate my organizational skills as excellent. I manage my time efficiently and and I am able to meet deadlines. I organize my thoughts, documents, and work efficiently and effectively which leads to meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
I find my organizational skill to be quite adequate.
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