Job Interview Question: Do you Multitask Well?

Do you prefer to multitask, or tackle one problem at a time?

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Below are some sample answers to the job interview question, "Do you multitask well, or do you prefer to tackle one problem at a time?" Whether or not you multitask well is just one of many questions a potential employer will ask during a job interview.

Sample Answers About Multitasking

  • I am fantastic at multitasking, in my personal as well as my professional life. I prefer to have many things going on at once to trying to complete one thing before moving to another.
  • I find it much more interesting to multitask, and I find that I accomplish more than if I try to handle one problem at a time.
  • I find that I multitask far better than I single task. When I tackle one problem at a time, I tend to dwell on the solution, while when I have multiple things to accomplish, I am able to focus on the most accurate solution right away.

Other Common Interview Questions

  • What are your weaknesses? This is one of the most commonly asked questions. Be sure to minimize your weakness and emphasize your strengths. Focus on professional traits such as how you are always working to improve your communication skills to be a more effective presenter.
  • Why should we hire you? Summarize your experiences: "With xxx years' experience working in the xxxx industry and my proven record of xxx, I could make a big difference in your company. I'm confident I would be a great addition to your team."
  • Why do you want to work here? The interviewer wants to be sure you are genuinely interested in working at his or her company and that you are not just sending out resumes to anyone and everyone. Let them know that you have selected key companies whose mission statements are in line with your values, where you know you could be excited about what the company does.
  • What are your goals? Sometimes it's best to talk about short-term and intermediate goals rather than focusing on the distant future. Say something such as "My immediate goal is to get a job in a growth-oriented company. My long-term goal will depend on where the company goes. I hope to eventually grow into a position of responsibility."
  • What can you do for us that other candidates cannot? The employer wants to know what makes you unique. You should summarize your experiences, skills and traits. Let his or her know, for example, that you have a unique combination of strong technical skills, and the ability to build strong customer relationships."

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