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 A.T.A.
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