3. I prefer having a regular work routine
I prefer having a variety of tasks
SLM: I prefer having a variety of tasks
A Mail Handler should enjoy change and be flexible yet also be able to focus on one task for a long period of time. Choosing “Somewhat like me” shows you like working on different tasks without asserting that you only like a variety of work that constantly changes.
4. If I don’t succeed the first time, I try again
I move on to something else if I don’t succeed
MLM: If I don’t succeed the first time, I try again
This role involves being able to solve problems and work well independently. Selecting “most like me” shows you are persistent and not intimidated to take on a challenge.
5. I prefer to work in a stress-free environment
I prefer working under pressure
SLM: I prefer working under pressure
This role often involves tight deadlines and working in a fast paced, stressful environment, especially during busy mailing seasons. A Mail Handler should be able to work well under pressure. Choosing “somewhat like me” shows you have experience working in a stressful environment, without suggesting you only prefer to do so.
6. My coworkers aggravate me at times
I never get aggravated at my coworkers
SLM: I never get aggravated at my coworkers
The USPS takes pride in having integrity. Selecting “somewhat like me” is showing that you generally do not get aggravated at your coworkers, but there may have been one occasion where you may have met a disorderly employee.
7. My performance is best when I am very busy at work
When I have a reasonable workload, I perform best
SLM: 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 associates who can handle this type of challenging work. Choosing “somewhat like me” shows that you perform well in a fast-paced environment without giving the impression that you may get bored if you don’t have a heavy workload.