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How would your former employer describe you?
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Think about positive traits others use to describe you. Focusing on the characteristics that are most valued in the workplace. "My coworkers say I'm easy to work with because I try to have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload. One year I had three difficult students in my class. Even though I spent longer hours at work and more intensive time with these students, it was worth it to me. I maintained in good spirits and I didn't let it get to me." Explain why your coworkers think you have these traits or an experience that shows off these characteristics. Prepare three examples that you can use when you interview. These examples can also be applied when talking about your strengths, another potential interview question.
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"My coworkers say I'm easy to work with because I try to have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload. One year I had three difficult students in my class. Even though I spent longer hours at work and more intensive time with these students, it was worth it to me. I maintained in good spirits and I didn't let it get to me."

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User-Submitted Answers

How would your former employer describe you?
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A person who works well with others and has a respect for the kids but also has a no nonsense approach when handling difficulty.
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My former employers would describe me as dedicated, hard-working, and passionate.
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The faculty and staff at Bishop DuBourg High School would describe me as friendly, professional, dedicated, optimistic, and hardworking.
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As a good classroom manager. I ran a 60 person computer lab with 1 other staff member at the most. A leader of the building. I was a mentor teacher for new staff members as well as a leader in curriculum design and department team.
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Hard working, dedicated to their job, strong role model for their peers, selfless of himself, reliable, dependable, man of integrity, funny, pleasure to work with.
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Smart, funny, incisive, and good with people. A capable planner. Well-organized. Extremely well-mannered.