How to respond to Tell me about a specific time when you did more than was required in your job or schoolwork.
What is the employer really asking?
The employer wants to know if you are an average worker — someone who will do the job, but not distinguish him/herself — or if you like to take initiative and work harder than others.
How job-seekers should respond to this question
Choose an example — and provide details — about a time when you did more than was required.
If you don’t have an example from school or work, but have one from your volunteering and community service, feel free to use this example.
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