22. I am confident in my ability to do well
I have doubted myself at times
MLM: I am confident in my ability to do well
Mail Carriers often face challenges as it relates to delivering high volumes of mail to residences and businesses in a timely manner. The USPS expects Mail Carriers to be confident in their ability to do this. The ideal Mail Carrier will be confident in his abilities to do well at any challenge.
23. Even if someone doesn’t express it, I can usually tell how they are feeling
Other people should let me know if they are upset with me
SLM: Even if someone doesn’t express it, I can usually tell how they are feeling
A Mail Carrier should be empathetic since they may face many situations on their routes where they need to respond to customer concerns and requests. It is important that the ideal candidate demonstrates empathy. Choosing “Somewhat like me” shows that you also understand the importance of individuals expressing themselves.
24. I don’t set my goals too high, so I don’t get disappointed if I don’t achieve it
Challenging goals always motivate me
SLM: Challenging goals always motivate me
This question is very similar to an earlier question. This is intentional. Remember, consistency is key. Choosing this answer shows that you tend to challenge yourself instead of being complacent. Choosing “Somewhat like me” instead of “Most like me” shows that although you tend to challenge yourself by choosing goals that always motivate you, those aren’t the only kind of goals you set for yourself.
25. Employees should do what is requested of them at work
Employees should do more than what is requested of them at work
MLM: Employees should do more than what is requested of them at work
This question is very similar to an earlier question. Remember, this is intentional and you want to be consistent in your answers. Like all USPS positions, Mail Carriers are expected to exceed expectations. Choosing “Most like me” suggests that you have a work ethic that compels you to always exceed expectations.
26. I’ve never made a mistake while I was working
I’ve made mistakes at work occasionally
SLM: I’ve never made a mistake while I was working
Choosing “Somewhat like me” shows that you generally do not make mistakes. It is fair to say that everyone has made a mistake at some point, so this response best reflects honesty.
27. I work best when I’m put under-pressure
I would rather avoid being put in a stressful work environment
MLM: I work best when I’m put under-pressure
As you previously learned, a Mail Carrier is expected to work well under-pressure. This question is very similar to the previous example. You will find several instances where it appears as though the same question is being asked but in a slightly different way. The ideal Mail Carrier works best under pressure in fast paced environment.