Answer the following 10 questions. Type your answer under the question. Use the tips and samples following the questions to answer them. Your answers AND the tips and samples should be stapled and placed in the pocket in the back of the portfolio.
1. TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF
I would like to focus on my previous and current positions and how successful and rewarding they have been. My first job was at Splash Kingdom. At Splash Kingdom, I was apart of park services. Being apart of park services I had to clean around the water park, occasionally, I cleaned after events and parties, I also would fix some things around the park. I learned how to manage time wisely, prioritize, work hard, and be responsible. While working at Pharaohs, I have seen changes in which I am today. In some situations, I dealt with rude, indecisive people. This has made me a tolerant person. I have also learned a lot from school. My experiences in school have also influenced my work ethic and personality. Throughout high school I was apart of the basketball team. While on the basketball team I learned how to work with others, be a leader, and be dedicated. Although basketball was really fun, it took a lot of hard work, time, and dedication. My job and school has taught me many good qualities to be a diligent worker. I am interested in being an employee for your company because I am confident I could do a great job, and your company seems to fit my interests and personality very well. Is there anything else you would like to know about me?
2. TELL ME ABOUT A TIME WHEN YOU HAD AN IDEA AND MADE IT HAPPEN.
When I was at work one day, I was the only one that had showed up for the night shift. I had called my boss, my employees and everything. No one showed. I then started my shift, I grabbed the radio and hoped that there wasn’t anything I could not handle by myself. Everyone was very considerate because they knew there was only one park service employee for the night. Many people helped me with the jobs that were tough to do by myself. I then was able to contact one of my employees. Although he wasn’t supposed to work that day, he was willing to come and help me for the rest of that night. Even though I knew I could handle it, it was nice to get some help from a fellow employee.
3. TELL ME ABOUT A TIME WHEN YOU WERE OVERWHELMED BY SCHOOL, JOB, ACTIVITY OR JUST LIFE IN GENERAL AND HOW YOU SUCCESSFULLY HANDLED IT. I have countless times that I have been overwhelmed. I have been overwhelmed with work, school, and basketball. There is one specific time that I just thought I couldn’t handle any of it anymore… I was so stressed out! I kept my head held high and set my priorities. I had to cut down my hours at work so I could practice harder for basketball and finish my projects at school. As soon as I got all my projects in I asked for more hours, I felt much better knowing I had a flexible job that would allow me to do so.
4. WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU?
This position requires responsibility, hard work, and intelligence. All of these qualities apply to me. I also have organization skills, good time