27. I do not mind my performance being closely supervised
I accomplish my work better when my supervisor doesn’t closely observe
SLM: I do not mind my performance being closely supervised
As you can now concur, a Mail Handler Associate works well under pressure and independently. Therefore, this response best reflects that your performance would not suffer in either situation.
28. Most rewards are well deserved
Some people do not work hard enough to deserve a reward
MLM: Most rewards are well deserved
The Postal Service provides a variety of programs that help prepare employees to achieve their goals. Associates who demonstrate a high performance are rewarded with opportunities to advance their career and are recognized for their hard work. This response best reflects a candidate with a good attitude and recognizes the potential for advancement.
29. I regularly take a lot of time to focus on one given task
I would rather work on various tasks than spend too much time on one
SLM: I would rather work on various tasks than spend too much time on one
Working on tedious tasks and on various assignments are both parts of the role as a Mail Handler.
Choosing “somewhat like me” shows you enjoy working on various tasks without implying you do not like focusing on just one.
30. I enjoy working on various assignments
I rather work on repetitive tasks
SLM: I enjoy working on various assignments
Here, they are looking to see if you selected the same response as the previous one that was phrased differently.
31. When I don’t accomplish something, I keep trying
I move on to something else if I don’t accomplish it
MLM: When I don’t accomplish something, I keep trying
The role of a Mail Handler involves being able to solve problems and working well independently.
Selecting “most like me” shows you are determined and not afraid to take on a challenge.
32. I follow the rules the way I believe they are meant to be followed
I always follow the exact rules
MLM: I always follow the exact rules
It is expected of postal employees to always follow regulations to ensure a safe and engaged workplace.
33. 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.
34. Even when I don’t agree with a rule, I abide by it anyway
If I disagree with something, I won’t do it
SLM: Even when I don’t agree with a rule, I abide by it anyway
These responses are similar to the ones you previously encountered. Remember to keep your answers consistent. By choosing “somewhat like me”, this shows you generally always follow the rules, however there may have been an instance where a rule needed to be revised due to new safety laws. This response reflects honesty, which is what the USPS honors.
35. I work best when I’m put under-pressure
I would rather avoid being put in a stressful work environment
SLM: I work best when I’m put under-pressure
As you know, this job involves reaching target goals and working in a fast-paced and stressful environment. Selecting “somewhat like me” shows you can work well when put in those situations, opposed to the other statement that implies you would rather avoid them all together.
36. 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
MLM: Challenging goals always motivate me
Hard work and effort pay off. Showing that you are confident in taking on a challenge means you take initiative and are driven.