16. When I spend a long time on a task, I get bored
I’m able to focus on the same task for a long time
MLM: I’m able to focus on the same task for a long time
Part of the expectations for this role is being able to focus for long periods of time. Mail Handlers often operate machinery and perform other tasks on a repetitive basis.
17. I enjoy when I have a lot of work to do
I prefer a reasonable and steady amount work.
SLM: I enjoy when I have a lot of work to do
Mail handlers work both day and night to keep the mail moving and must be able to be physically active during their entire shift. Selecting this response shows the USPS that you can handle a heavy work yet also still perform well having a steady amount of work.
18. At times it is okay to not tell the exact truth
It is best to be completely honest
MLM: It is best to be completely honest
The USPS takes pride in providing a safe working environment based on honesty and integrity. Their commitment to their standards of ethical conduct is what permeates the Postal Service.
19. I always look over my work to make sure there are no errors
I’m not too worried about my work being perfect the first time
MLM: I always look over my work to make sure there are no errors
There are many important tasks performed in this position that play a role in processing the mail. It is important for work to be completed without errors, or else it can impact the delivery of mail and parcels. An ideal Mail Handler completes their work correctly.
20. At times, I have not liked someone
I haven’t ever disliked someone
SLM: I haven’t ever disliked someone
Excellent customer service and team work are a big part of being a Postal Service associate. It is important for a candidate to be able to communicate and work well with others. Most people can agree that there may be one person they didn’t like at some point in their life, so by selecting “somewhat like me”, that shows you generally get along with everyone besides maybe that exception.
21. 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
Think about presenting yourself as a great Mail Handler associate. Choosing a response that shows your confidence in your ability to succeed makes you an ideal candidate.
22. I’m able to work efficiently in highly demanding conditions
I would rather work in a peaceful environment
SLM: I’m able to work efficiently in highly demanding conditions
This question is very similar to the previous example. You will find several instances where the same question is being asked but intentionally worded differently to see if you answered honestly.
23. The most important thing is accomplishing my goal
I am satisfied if I tried my best
SLM: The most important thing is accomplishing my goal
Choosing this response shows your determination to accomplish goals but would be still be satisfied as long as you tried your best.
24. I don’t like when priorities regularly change
I adapt very well to change
MLM: I adapt very well to change
As you know, the role of a Mail Handler requires you to adapt well to change and perform in any given situation.
25. Sometimes I get sidetracked at work
I stay focused when I’m working
MLM: I stay focused when I’m working
As previously stated, part of this position involves being able to focus for long periods of time.
26. I always complete my work duties
I always exceed my responsibilities at work
SLM: I always exceed my responsibilities at work
This is rephrased to see if you are choosing your responses honestly about your work responsibilities.
Choosing “somewhat like me” shows you like to exceed your responsibilities at work when you can. It is reasonable for someone to not always be able to go above and beyond job duties when the workload is heavy.