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What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?
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Are you able to be productive in any environment? Are there particular types of settings that you find distracting? Discuss your preferences with the interviewer. Be sure to research the kind of environment present in this position before the interview.
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"I understand that your lab environment is very collaborative. I come from a similar environment and found that I could be very productive when there was the "
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"I work well in environments where I am trusted to do my job without micro-managing, after I learn the ropes of the business, of course."
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"I work well in a high pressure, demanding environment that requires you to work smart and make your mark. I am competitive in nature and love to be personally challenged."

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User-Submitted Answers

What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?
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Read and plan ahead for lab so all the can be done in a short time to avoid any unexpected results.
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Everything is recorded in lab register, preparing checklists and safety of students, teachers and those who are working in labs.
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Organized and maintained the record using Microsoft excel and sharing the record with supervisor as a caution.
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We always follow the protocol, and have a record of all results.
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I organize my stuff by wirting down what needs to be done and separate the tasks. I write down detailed notes explaining very detailed steps on procedures.
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Write everything down that you do so you always have a record of your work to look back on. Lots of list writing and planning and preparation. Paper and computer records.
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I have different files with different headings which allow me to accurately retrieve information.
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I use bullets and numbers. Have neat hand writing.
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I always make a table. If I have any information that needs to be organized, it goes straight into Excel. I take extensive notes, and my system is pretty organized, at least to me. If I have tasks that need to be accomplished, I put them directly into my day planner.
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With regular updates and well maneged record I maintain all the data's.
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In my previous job, We have our log books for patients entry and recording of results. I personally labelled all the log books for easy access if there would be any tracing of patient's results or which tests are done. All the forms such as result forms and requisition forms used are placed individually in a folder which is color coded that way it is easy to reach and accessible. I have maintained a worksheet for the day to be able to account for the materials and reagents used for that day.
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Categorize them and input all the details/records into the correct folder. always very concentrate when dealing with information input and double check to confirm.
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Reading SOPS and constantly reviewing notes.
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According to my experience I always follow procedure and take instructions very well to make sure everything is in order.
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Plan ahead and document everything.
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As a manager we had to take till counts and record end of the night sales and the way that I would organize and maintain detailed and accurate records by separating each till out and focusing on tabulating the nightly sales for each till one at a time.
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I am very organised, on a day to day basis I keep a diary of my daily activities, what I need to do and major deadlines, and for example my current job has a lot of paperwork so I try to fill it out where possible before the session to save time and confusion. During labwork I managed to keep an up to date lab book by recording all aims and methods before I entered so that I didn't waste time, I kept an honest record of events throughout the session and then wrote up the discussion as soon as possible.
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Maintained time of appointments, always stock maintenance, smooth flow of work.
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In my previous workplace records were maintained on the database and also there was extensive use of Microsoft office mainly word, excel and power point. During my studies books were a part of recording files and work and also Office was commonly used to maintain data.
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In my undergraduate research I keep track of all my findings using excel spread sheets. In my academic labs I make sure to prepare a procedure in a notebook before lab. I write down all observations in this notebook keeping them in cronological order to ensure that I will be able to read and understand these observations when interpreting the results of these tests.
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In my lab courses, I have always organized my work by taking notes as the procedure is occurring, so that I have details about each sequential step that has been taken. For example, in my chemistry lab, many of our experiments were monitored by change in the physical color of the solution, so I would note the time and the color change.
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For organization, I use a vareity of tools. I use my agenda as a daily and weekly planner. I write down important events like tests, quizes etc... And for specifically for chmistry or science I organize my notes in a manner or order. Chronologial order, by the things that we learn and I make concepts maps or mind maps where I draw arrows going to things, or pointing at other things, connecting ideas, because through these connections, I learn and organize my throughts.
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Always complete the task before me, and not have ten things going at one time.
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These can be achieved by good laboratory practice working under supervision of seniors, and quality control.
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I always make sure to keep records of instructions and procedures im given. I put great effort to pay attention to small detail, especially in this field of work. In prior projects, I have always made sure if there were any changes to any procedures ive been told, I log them down, and let the proper personnel know.
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Prioritise and having excel file to collect my data.
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Throughout my honours project and masters project I have had to keep a detailed lab book where I include all the notes that I require so that I could look back on them and carry out the lab work again if I was required to or if some else wanted to. This is so important especially for future work. It also allows you to know what you are using what the analysis cost how long it took.
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I do my work on right time and make sure I have used the right instrument with the right records to get any accurate answer like microscope, laptop and the beaker.
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I organize my activities based on their priorities. I solve tasks in arranged and sequenced manner, which helps me to establish ground-breaking results.
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I always keep organize, sort out for which is priority work and less priority work. I asked to colleagues that I will doing this work for sort it out.
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I worked in local hotel's human resources office, which requires to organize and maintain detailed, and accurate employee records. If I mess up, an employee will not get his or her pay check, which was a lot of pressure. However, I did not make any mistakes. And a way to do it was by checking the data again and again. Also. I worked as a note taker, which requires me to take a detailed and accurate notes for disabled students. From these experiences, I was able to improve on paying attention to details and better my skill in organizing and maintaining data.
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I worked in local hotel's human resources office, which requires to organize and maintain detailed, and accurate employee records. If I mess up, an employee will not get his or her pay check, which was a lot of pressure. However, I did not make any mistakes. And a way to do it was by checking the data again and again. Also. I worked as a note taker, which requires me to take a detailed and accurate notes for disabled students. From these experiences, I was able to improve on paying attention to details and better my skill in organizing and maintaining data.
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I keep everything organized in journals/agendas which I update frequently.
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I want to do research and development and becoming research and development officer.
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I write in detail the processes that we've done as soon as we've done them to leave no time gap between them to ensure the accuracy of the writing. The records for the water lab were left in a bound notebook with the dates that the samples were gathered on each page and the date time sensitive things were performed. Every reagent that was created was labeled to indicate the date they were created. In my own studies I maintained a record of my notes by having notebooks for each subject and each one color coordinated. I kept a planner to remind myself of what was due when to ensure it was turned in on a timely manner and I prioritized.
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I take detailed notes and keep things very organized. Documenting with every chance I get so there is no information missed.
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I would usually use my phones calendar to keep track of important things and if it was really important I would write it down as well.
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Before I start my work I always check or studying the task that is given to me, in that case I easily do my work organized, very good, synchronized, clean and very well.
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I make a list of projects or work that needs to get done. I strive for efficiency; thus, I make sure to prioritize from most important duty to least important duty, and then approach it in the most proficient manner I can. I also am very receptive to feedback on my work or suggestions on how to improve. I always do my best to make sure my work gets done by the end of the day.
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I will try my best to finish all the tests on time and keep all the record accurate not to delay the tests because it will affect the patient treatment.
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I maintain each detail properly with the requirement.
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It is important to take notes and remain focused at all times while keeping in mind what the end goal is and then priritizing tasks accordingly.