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How well do you take instructions?

1 of 30 Electrician Apprentice Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on March 23rd, 2019 | 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

Try to answer with an example of a time when you were given explicit or more complicated instructions and were able to implement the steps correctly. The interviewer will be looking for an example of your ability to take instructions and apply them correctly.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I can take instructions very well. Being an apprentice, I swap between classroom training and on the job training. I can take instructions well in both settings. Recently, I was given instructions on a more complicated job site. Even though some of the instructions were very simple, I was happy that my supervisor walked me through it so thoroughly to ensure that I understood before leaving me to it on my own."

Answer example

"I take instructions very well and am a good listener. I believe in obeying the rules and following instructions, doing my best at all times. Also, once I have gained instruction on a task, I never forget it."

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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: 02/24/2016
Last modified on: 03/23/2019

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How well do you take instructions?
I think I follow instructions very well.
Exceptionally well. If somethings unclear, always ask to clarify things.
I take instructions from the people in charge of me extremely well. This is because I recognise that they usually know what I should be doing as they have more experience and knowledge then I do. If someone gives me instructions that isn't in charge of me I ask my supervisor or manager if I should follow them when it is not dangerous not to follow them instructions immediately.
Very well, keep safety in mind.
In discipline manner and I follow the company rules & regulation.
I'm a good listener and can work well under instruction.
I usually listen carefully and ask where I am not sure.
I'm a good listener so it helps alot when you've been instructed to do something. When I did work at Hungry Jacks I was constantly taking instructions and I believe I did well when working there.
Very well I often do exactly what I am asked.
Make sure I understand it before I follow theough.
I take instructions very well. I never try to act as if I am a know it all, and know the value of asking questions and doing things right. So when given directions, I make sure I completely understand them before beginning the project/task.
I take and heed instructions very well.
I am pretty confident with my ability to interpret instructions in the way in which they were supposed to be, having no issue following the instruction of a superior.
Very well and professional.
I am part of a team and I have to take instructions from my team mates and manager. I take instruction all the time if not the team situation would not work.
I listen, observe and try to create the intended outcome.
I can follow instructions well as long as they pose no danger to my health or others.
Instructions are an important part of working, especially within a team. I actively listen to all instructions given and take one step at a time incompleting each step in the correct order. If for some reason I'm not sure on the instructions, I would double check before performing.
All the time .Before I start my job.
Very Well, I am an attentive listener I think that many people today only hear well but in order to take good instructions you need to listen good as well.
Very well, I respect and follow the chains of commands, So I will have not problem following instructiosn.
I am able to listen and comprehend very well. Throughout my college days all I did was follow a set of instructions from my professor.
I take instructions very well if they are explained to me correctly.
I listen well and if I don't understand something I ask them to repeat or to evaluate on the instruction.
I'm used to following instructi.
I listen to the instructions and carry out as told.
I listen and take notice.
Good, because I analyse them and follow them. But also look for other solutions.
Can follow instructions up to the point of finishing.
I take instructions well, I try to paraphrase instructions after being told what to do, to make sure I understand fully and accurately. I also take notes if necessary.
I believe I take instructions very well by listening and remembering the task at hand. I am not afraid to ask if I am unsure on how to do something.
If I don't know or understand an instruction I always ask, other than that I listen very well.
I follow instructions to the best of my ability in order to complete the task at hand.
Id say I take instructions well as when undertaking tasks that I'm new to or unsure of I prefer the comfort of having the instructions there to guide me and aid me as id be conscious of doing something wrong as a result of my arrogance and assumptions nature towards the task.
I am good at taking instructions because I believe thats my way of learning.
I'm very maticulas and pay attention to details.
I take instuctions very well.
Great to get clear instructions as I learn.
I take them into my serious consideration.
I take instructions well and follow them in the most logical way possible and to get the task in hand done as quickly as possible.
I follow directions very well.
I take and follow them well and ask questions if I'm not sure what is asked or unsure how to do the instruction.
I take them well and follow them with the fullest attention to detail.
I take instructions well, especially if it is in regard to something I know nothing about as it is the best way to gain knowledge of a subject or topic.
I always do what I'm told.
I take instructions very well. I am eager to learn and gain valuable skills.
I only need to hear it once if I don't understand I'll be asking I rather ask a stupid question than make a stupid mistake.
I always listen to what I need to do before starting any job.
I can follow instructions that a given to me and I will do them with no complaint.
I follow instructions well if theey are given clearly.
I always do as I'm instructed.
I take instructions well in that I will do whatever the foreman asks of me and I if I don't understand one of the instructions or simply don't know how to do the job I'm not afraid to ask for help.
I take respect instructions very well because I know I need them or they are my guidelines in completing whatever task I am given.
I take instructions really well. If there is a question I don't understand I will ask again to be sure its right and so I wont have to do it over again and waste anymore company time.
I don't take it personally but look at it as an opportunity to improve or do something better.
Because I am a vibrant person who is able to work over time and under pressure and always want to do my job perfectly to make my employers happy.
I try to write down all the details and I try to write in short hand writing. I Liston carefully and interact if I question in the end or if I miss important thing.
Very well, I am willing to listen to instructions and do my best to carry them out.
Very well, I consider them important.
I am eager to learn and listen carefully.
Very well. I take in as much as I can. And ask questions to ensure I understand.
I can take instructions very well.
Very well, instructions are the first step toward making you better at the job.
I am a very good listener. Instructions are the most important part of a project. There is now way to get a project done efficiently and correctly without listening and understanding instructions.
Very well. I am a fast learner I catch on quickly. Eager to please the customer and boss.
I take instructions very well, it im told to do somthing I do it.
I listen carefully to instructions, and do my best to do them promptly and right.
I can follow any instruction.
I take intructions very well, it's important too esspically doing your apprenticeship because that's how you learn.
I take instructions.. And repeat them 3 times or write them down to remember them.
I will give my best shot.
Very well. Id love to know what I need to work on.
Work on any instructions given very well.
I am the type of person who focuses on even the small details, if im told to be there at 9 I there at half 8, I even read the medication leaflet even when the doctor has explained.
I take instructions very well.
Listen and if I don't understand something I will clarify it.
If instructions are clear im sure I can follow them. If I am usure ill ask questions.
I follow instructions intensley, and easily.
Well. I mean everyone can make a mistake but its something you learn from and better yourself thereafter.
I listen to instructions clearly and carry out what has been set affectively.
I can take great instructions. I am easy to tech and catch on quick.
With an open mind set of learning and implement in a correct and safe way.
Extremely well. I want a job done the way it supposed to be done so making sure I understand what is expected is critical.
I take instructions well and listen to what is being said so I know what to do before starting a job.
100% to make sure nothing goes wrong.
Instructions are the only way I can be taught how to do my job the best way possible. I take instructions very well.
Very well, I love to learn.
I take them well. I am always listening to what the boss says and asking questions to make sure I get the tasks at hand done correctly. I am not affraid to ask when im done with my task for the boss to inspect it to make sure it was done correctly. I like input of how I could of better done it or a quicker way to get it done.
If I need more clarification I ask more questions and I write the instructions on a little book I carry with me.
Very well as it enables me to know exactly what I am to be doing.
With keeping my ears on speaker.
I take instructions seriously.
I'm good at following directions and im not afraid to ask questions if I need clarification on the task at hand.
I listen carefully and take in what needs to be done, I can take instructions well.
I am quick but I first analyse the instruction that I have given then check where to start.
Excellent, I can listen and then follow very well and effectively, with minimal error.
Instructions are to be followed and need to be taken seriously.
I follow well instructions by asking every detail I need to know.
I pay attention and do the the work as instructed. I make sure to clarify things I am unsure of.
I take instructions real well.
I will do what I am told, especially in situations where I am inexperienced such as when learning the trade.
I take instructions very well, instructions are given for a reason, so as to complete the task to the best of your ability.
Reasonable well without problems.
I can handle instructions as long as they're clear and specific.
Hands on learning and instruction I'm good with.
Very well. I'm an excellent listener and I'm capable of retaining a great deal of information. My produce manager occasionally gives me verbal instructions on things she'd like done the following day, and I'm able to remember her instructions and successfully complete the tasks.
I take instructions very well, this is because of my time spent in the cadets where I learnt disilplin.
I listen and take notice.
I take instructions certainly well if they are explained well.
I listen very carefully to instructions to make sure i'm doing my job correctly.
I only need to hear instructions once.
Corret way to finish the job which be made by instructor who have a better knoweledge and more expirance, Iwill stay tight with it.
I take instructions very well. I always make sure things are clear and concise so things get done right the first time.
I am able take instruction wee.
I take instructions well as one of my greatest skills is listening and paying attention to detail. I can take instructions well and be able to carry out anything which may be required of me.
I am a very good listener. Attentive to precision and detail.
I like to have a clear understanding of what the tasks are and what order they should be done in.
I handle the instructions very professionally understanding my job description and the superior's position and also my position. It's important that I comply and oblige to whatever is required and expected of me.
I take instructions very well and in a timely fashion. I complete my tasks as quickly as I can correctly.
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