Strategic Statement: The interviewer is interested in a number of things: how do you handle time management, and how important to you is quality?

Sample Response: I am a very organized and realistic manager of time, however I recognize that unexpected things do happen. Computers crash, kids need rides, meetings are scheduled, and clients need attending to. I would rather ask for a time extension than to sacrifice quality as I see myself in-part defined by the quality of that work. It was understood when I once submitted a report that had to be in by such-and-such a time that I’d had concerns, but it was also appreciated that I am dedicated to the quality of my work The unexpected can happen to anybody, but my dedication is mine.

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