Tell me about a time you achieved a great deal in a
short amount of time.
Last year I created a complicated project within
a short timeline of two and a half weeks. I used Macromedia Director
to create a complex presentation for a staff member. It contained
over thirty screens of graphics, with music and animation accompanying
the graphics. The graphics were all individually created and customized,
a time-consuming process. By working efficiently and putting in
extra time, I was able to digitize and edit the music, program the
code, create the application and supervise the testing. I got it
done on time and the staff member was ecstatic.
Tell me about a time you were highly motivated and your
example inspired others.
One of my co-workers kept asking me how I could work
full time and go to school at the same time. I told her that I’m
doing this because I don’t want to have a low-paying job the
rest of my life, and the best way to get a better job is to get
an education. I explained that knowing what I want to achieve keeps
me motivated when I get tired of staying up late to study. Finally,
she began to understand and now she is taking classes toward her
Tell me about a time when you really had to remain flexible.
My college job has been working at an espresso bar.
I had to remain flexible all the time! I could never plan very far
in advance because it was impossible to know if I’d be able
to get the day off. We also had employees who would arrive late
for work and that meant I needed to stay until my replacement showed
up. After my first month there, I realized it was not a good idea
to plan on being someplace right after work. I’ve always been
a fairly flexible person, but that job helped me become even more