This is a great time to give an example of a time you have been recognized or complimented on your dependability.
"In my current role I have had colleagues comment quite frequently that they are happy they can rely on me to be at work, complete what I say that I will, and fill in where necessary. I am a strong team player and will absolutely cover work for a colleague if asked. I also have perfect attendance in my current position."
"The parents of my students know that I'm always available to them between 7 AM and 7PM on weekdays. I'm very consistent. If they call me at that time with any questions or concerns, I pick up immediately if I'm not in class. If I can address them within 5 minutes, I do so. Otherwise, I ask them to send me an email if it's not urgent. No matter what, I'll get back to them within 2 days. I consider it my personal duty to make sure the parents feel that they can depend on me because it's hard enough to raise a child with disabilities, they need a teacher who's responsive and caring."
"Working at the daycare, I show up for work when needed and do my job. If someone is out that day, and the daycare is short on staff, I am always willing to fill in, if I'm not in class. Even though I switched to working only in the summer and Christmas break, my director knows she can depend on me to come back and help her out when needed."
It's very nice that your director can depend on you to fill in when needed, in addition to your already busy schedule! Perfect response.
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