D is for… how would your colleagues or boss DESCRIBE you?
This can be another popular question at interview, but it is one that can be handled easily with a little bit of preparation. The easiest way to prepare for this question (and any similar question) is to collect and keep a record of feedback in your Career Journal. Answer “How would you colleagues describe you?” by using genuine feedback and comments that you have received. Ideally the adjectives used in your feedback should match up with what they are looking for the role – but stay genuine and don’t force it to ‘fit’.
You don’t have to be a job-seeker to be keeping a record of your feedback. If possible recording feedback and comments from clients, customers and colleagues should be part of your regular journalling routine as it can be helpful for appraisals, promotions and pay rise negotiation.
Using your career journal will help you find inspiration for Interview Questions and help you prepare, practice and review your answers. This can be a great technique which is why I have chosen to use the A to Z of Interview Questions Posts as Journal Prompts. If you don’t already have a career journal this is the perfect excuse to get started.