28. You gain success by being lucky and working hard
You gain success by working hard and staying motivated
MLM: You gain success by working hard and staying motivated
This question is very similar to an earlier question. Postal employees who work hard are rewarded and given opportunities. Selecting “Most like me” best shows an ideal candidate with a positive work ethic and drive to succeed.
29. I keep my attention on my own work
I often help my coworkers
SLM: I often help my coworkers
This question is very similar to a couple earlier questions. Remember, this is intentional and you should ensure your responses are consistent. 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 focus on your work and also wish to work as a team to ensure the department goals and quotas are met.
30. I tend to be more laidback
I tend to be more talkative
SLM: I tend to be more talkative
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. Being talkative can be considered being outgoing as it shows initiative to start and build relationships. Choosing “Somewhat like me” shows that you tend to be talkative but you understand there are times when being talkative may not be appropriate.
31. I perform my best when I am stress-free
I perform my best in a high-pressure environment
SLM: I perform my best in a high-pressure environment
This question is very similar to earlier questions. Remember, this is intentional and designed to identify inconsistencies. 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 perform at his best when working in a high-pressure environment. Choosing “Somewhat like me” shows you may perform your best under pressure however you have the ability to work very well outside of high-pressure environments as well.
32. I like to give others an optimistic point of view
I’m good at pointing out what can go wrong
MLM: I like to give others an optimistic point of view
This is similar to an earlier question. As stated in the Mail Carrier Analysis, Carriers are expected to be optimistic. Although it is always good to be prepared for when something goes wrong, looking on the bright side of things is more in line of the Postal Service’s culture.
33. Some challenges are just too hard to work through
I can accomplish anything I put my mind to
MLM: I can accomplish anything I put my mind to
You will find this question asked in various ways throughout this assessment. That is because having a positive outlook on things is key in this role. Mail Carriers are responsible for 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 at anything if he puts his mind to it.