The interviewer wants to know that you can handle the workload required of you in this position and that you will not become overwhelmed if/when workloads unexpectedly increase. When workloads increase, stress levels do too. How do you react?
So many pieces of equipment so little time. If you have been a team of one or 20, you've had to utilize your time management skills on a regular basis. Tell the interviewer how you've used your time by prioritizing work orders. How do you manage your day, so the work doesn't pile up and become unmanageable? Do you work best in a team where you can divide up the workload?
"In my current position we have a database that tracks the progress of each piece of equipment we are working on. I'm able to utilize this database to divide the workload and assure that the team is working effectively."
"Here are some suggestions for handling your time:
- List your tasks and prioritize them
- Think of which jobs add to the company's bottom line, and start there
- Think of which pieces of equipment present the most urgency
- Organize your tasks by which ones you can complete independently and which ones you need help with
- Take sufficient breaks, so you do not exhaust yourself, thus slow down"
"My time management skills are well honed. I always make lists and have a pretty good handle on what I have on my plate. I will work overtime if needed, to meet an important deadline."