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Describe your experience working beyond the laboratory. What unique skills have you developed?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Laboratory Assistant interview

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know what transferable skills you bring. This is your time to talk about other positions you have held before your career as a laboratory assistant. You can talk about your interests, volunteer work, and other hidden talents. Just be sure to tie them into how they would benefit this particular laboratory.

Describe your experience working beyond the laboratory. What unique skills have you developed?
Answer example

"Before I began laboratory work, I worked in a retail environment. The skills that were instilled in me during those years are skills that I still bring with me to work every day. They include stellar organization, excellent listening skills and the ability to ask discovery-based questions to uncover the needs of others."

Entry Level

"Here are some transferable skills you may have gained along the way: - Experience leading a team - Evident communication skills and ability to help share the company vision - Research experience and expertise to analyze data - Ability to motivate others on the job, and keep yourself motivated even on the tough days - Strong time-management and organizational skills - Ability to effectively prioritize tasks when multiple deadlines are due"

Experienced

"Before I began my career as a laboratory assistant, I worked as a teachers' aide in my children's school. I learned a great deal about patience, the importance of order, and the ability to communicate expectations clearly."

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Describe your experience working beyond the laboratory. What unique skills have you developed?
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Handle with care and precise.
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Still I didnt work fr the post of lab assistant but I promise that I will do my work well as I selected fr this post and this will be the great opportunity for me to work in this school.
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Outside of school and labs, I'm a pretty good musician, namely piano and voice. I like to sew, run, cycle, hike, ski - pretty much anything outdoors. I really enjoy talking to new people, finding new projects and challenges, and generally improving myself. That's actually my personal mantra - to never stop growing.
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I am very good at cooperating with other people and figuring out what they need. I am also very good at finding things to work on because I dislike unoccupied time.
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Upcoming Software to be installed as per requirment.
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I have a phlebotomist license, medical asst completion certificate, I m a licensed cna I'm familiar with med terminology.
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In my previous work me and my co workers are very united when doing our work and by with this we finish our work very well that satisfy our customers. strong mind and a very strong heart, this is my unique skills.
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Beyond the lab I do teaching to child's that enhances my knowledge provides me motivation. I have also sound knowledge of computer likes windows 7 window 8 ms word etc.
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Sterility, bioborden and lal test, Swap test and serial dilution.
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No recgt buh hnbuhi kjjo.
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I have skill developed for clamyida and form from various hospital or prison and need go to swisslab or quadramed system. Also, I have completed for Health and Safety training.
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I actually have quite a lot of experience beyond the lab, including both paid and voluntary roles. This has given me the ability to communicate effectively with a wide array of people from the general public to children to those with learning difficulties, juggling this alongside my studies has also given me organisational skills and time management skills.
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I worked a study group leader for General Chemistry. What I basically did was help a small group of students who are struggling in General Chemistry with their studies by advising them how to study and answer questions they have about the course. From this experience, I developed a teaching skill. Also, this experience helped improve on working with a group.
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I have a very interpersonal skill, and I like to think I am good with empathy.
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With my past career experiences, I have learned to be high detailed oriented, organized, managing my time and working with a team.
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My time as an internet sales manager and working in retail in general has taught me a lot about dealing with a wide demographic of people, has enabled me to deal with high pressure situations and increased workload, taught me to work as part of a team to hit sales targets and delevir exceptional customer service to gain high marks in mystery shopper tasks. I work a lot with computers and I am comfortable with typing and using various computer software programmes.
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My time as an internet sales manager and working in retail in general has taught me a lot about dealing with a wide demographic of people, has enabled me to deal with high pressure situations and increased workload, taught me to work as part of a team to hit sales targets and delevir exceptional customer service to gain high marks in mystery shopper tasks. I work a lot with computers and I am comfortable with typing and using various computer software programmes.
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I play sports and have good hand eye coordination, bilingual.
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Not only have I gained excellent laboratory skills throughout University. I have also gathered a number of skills such as excellent teamwork skills from playing rugby throughout school and university. I have also gained strong leadership skills where I was a senior kayaker at my local club where I taught beginners of different ages and skill levels. Once people got to a certain level I would help in instructing on open water trips. I am always flexible in part time work and go the extra mile for customers.
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I worked a study group leader for General Chemistry. What I basically did was help a small group of students who are struggling in General Chemistry with their studies by advising them how to study and answer questions they have about the course. From this experience, I developed a teaching skill. Also, this experience helped improve on working with a group.
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3 years worked as lab assistant Wetlab technique.
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I have learned people skills and confidentiality. I am able to deal with people with challenging behaviour and am also able to show a great deal of empathy when the need arises.
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I have learned to be much more methodical.
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I have good skills in communication as a result of my customer service experience. I have held primarily customer service positions since I started working in 2012. I have also developed good time management skills. This is a result of both going to school as a full time student and working two jobs.
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I've mastered public speaking and projecting ideas more clearly.
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I've acquired very good communication skills with customers and people working in the medical profession. My analytical and problem solving skills have greatly improved due to being challenged with insurance issues in the pharmacy setting.
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I work in a team, handled the equipments and reagents.
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I have worked at the Village Place and Market, allowing me to develop organizational and time management skills, as long as an ability to work under high pressure/high stress situations.
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Beyond the laboratory I have gained skills in communication, aseptic techniques, as well as general saftey measures. These skills have contributed to me being able to do a lab efficiently and also contribute to me being able to various tasks in a new way.
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From my career in retail I have gained the ability to identify with different kinds of people on a daily basis and therefore gained very good customer service skills.
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Well, beyond the laborattory, like I said I am enrolled in the science program with a major in pharmacology, and I believe that I have learned how to incorporate both lecture material from classes and ongoing medical research, allowing me to create several important connections and associations between the two, which helps with my ability to think critically, and create connections between sources of information.
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I have worked in the food service industry through which I have learned leadership and time management skills. Working in a fastpaced environment. It is imperative in the work that I have done in the past to work well with a team in order to satisfy the needs of the customers as quickly and accurately as possible. During the school year I work on campus, and the vice president of recruitment for my sorority, participate in undergraduate research, and am a member of both the Pre-med club and the pre-Soma club at GVSU. T
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My lab experiences in chemistry classes have given me a basic background on taking precise measurements and data analysis. I have an eye for detail as well as for accuracy.
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Actually I dont have any working experiences regarging this job. I only have experiences during my clinical training.
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Pathology collectors skills, put bp monitor holter monitor, mainenance house keeping, customer skills, doing urine drug screen.
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Being calm under stress, concentrating on work in chaos, being reasonable for your actions.
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I've developed customer service skills, stronger team work abilities, became better at managing time as well as my studies in university, improved on multitasking on the job and getting done what is required of me, and I always try my best to find a solution to a certain problem.
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I will have to keep maintained the entire lab with troubleshooting, fundamental with software updates.
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Customer service- communication skills.
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To handle with care and precise.
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L have develop skill in business administration, because l like offering product.
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I've developed a patience for situations that I never had before I worked in the food service industry. I also have developed time management skills because of nightly duties that had to be done at every job that I had.
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Be able to handle with care and precise.
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Customer service skills, communication skills,
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I have never worked as lab attendent, but I have experienced in programming.
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I have more than 2 years experiences working in industrial laboratories such as cosmetics, waste water treatment and R&D. Working with different instrument like FTIR, BOD, COD ....
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Planning and organising. Multitasking, balance work/life.
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Communication and integrity.
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My experience hat taught me to build a strong relationship with all departments in an organisation. I have the ability to work within a team. With my leadership skills and my ability to work under pressure, I can perform any given tasks to the best of my ability.
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While I was working as nursery assistant I was able to gain the supervison and mentorting skills, organing skislls, and.
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Be able to handle with care and precise.
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I have worked as a teacher along with working as a laboratory demonstrator. I believe I have the skills to explain students course related practical class work if and when required.
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Worked as a lab assistent in a school for few months.

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