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How important is being on time or early for work, to you?

1 of 30 Security Guard Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on September 20th, 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

Timeliness is everything, especially in a role where there may be shift work and other people depending on you to arrive at work on time. Assure the interviewer that you are a reliable employee who shows up on time and respects the needs of others. If you have a work history, you can mention the ways that you show your employer and teammates that they can rely on you. If you are new to your career, you can use school, sports, or volunteer work as your example.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"My father always told me that if you are not 10 minutes early, you are late. I have lived by that adage most of my career. I am proud to say that I am reliable, trustworthy, and see value in showing up for others in a capacity that exceeds their expectations."

Entry Level
Answer example

"It is imperative to be on time for my commitments. Whether that be work, school, or when I volunteer for the animal shelter, I plan my days well and leave my house early, so there are no surprises."

Written by:

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: 03/13/2014
Last modified on: 09/20/2019

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How important is being on time or early for work, to you?
Very important that you be on time that make it easy to know that person be on time to relived your duty watch.
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