4. My coworkers aggravate me at times
I never get aggravated at my coworkers
SLM: I never get aggravated at my coworkers
The USPS is a service based organization which hires those that are service oriented. When you are service oriented, you make an effort to get along with everyone. That includes customers as well as coworkers. When you make an effort to get along with your coworkers, you do not allow them to aggravate you. Selecting “Somewhat like me” is showing that you generally do not get aggravated with your coworkers, but there may have been one or two extenuating occasions where you may have gotten frustrated. But this is not a habit.
5. I prefer to work in a stress-free environment
I prefer working under pressure
SLM: I prefer working under pressure
Mail Carriers are expected to work well in a high pressure environment. This is part of the everyday experience of the Mail Carrier. So, of course, the ideal Mail Carrier would prefer working under pressure. Choosing “Somewhat like me” shows you may prefer to work under pressure however you have the ability to work very well outside of stressful situations.
6. If you try hard enough, you will succeed
There is no way to guarantee success
MLM: If you try hard enough, you will succeed
Mail Carriers are responsible to delivering mail items to residences and businesses. The USPS would prefer Mail Carriers to be optimistic and approach a task or challenge with the expectation of accomplishing it or resolving it. The ideal Mail Carrier will believe he can succeed if he tries hard enough.
7. People shouldn’t always expect their coworkers to help them with their work
If my coworker needs help, I’m always willing to assist them
SLM: If my coworker needs help, I’m always willing to assist them
Selecting “Somewhat like me” shows that you are always happy to help you coworkers when you are able to. It is true that people should not always have an expectation of others to help them with their job tasks because it is their own responsibility, however, it is important to be a team player when necessary. To be a successful department, every person should handle the duties assigned to their particular role. This response shows that you wish to work as a team to ensure the department goals and quotas are met.
8. I am often described as being quiet
I am often describes as being very outgoing
MLM: I am often described as being very outgoing
A Mail Carrier is considered to be the face of the Postal Service and is expected to have an outgoing personality and be able to communicate well with customers.
9. My performance is best when I am very busy at work
When I have a reasonable workload, I perform best
MLM: My performance is best when I am very busy at work
This job can be demanding, especially on days when the mail volume is high. The USPS is looking for candidates who can handle this type of challenging work. Choosing “Most like me” shows that you perform well in a fast-paced environment.