Most of the time, when you answer an interview question, it is a good idea to justify it with an example of a time you were a great employee. For example, if you are asked about your ability to communicate, you talk about how you planned some large event and coordinated with multiple contractors – giving the employer an example of you using the skills that you are about to claim you have.
This is not one of those times. Nothing about describing the repetitive tasks you have had to do in the past is exciting. In fact, if you start to describe the repetitive tasks you used to do at your old job, it may accidentally sound like you are complaining. Rather than describe your experience doing boring, repetitive things, keep your answer brief.
“I handle repetitive tasks quite well. At my last job, I had to enter data over and over again for four months, and it was not much of a problem.”
“Every day is new and interesting, even if the tasks are not. Repetition is not a problem.”
There isn’t really a way to expand on this that will make you sound like a great employee. More likely, the more you talk, the more it sounds like you are complaining about your work. Keep the answer brief and move on, and you should do fine with this interview question.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Don’t expand too much.
- Don’t say anything that makes it sound like you are complaining.