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2⟩ Please explain how reliable of a worker are you?

I'm very reliable. I'm always at work early and there to help before a shift. I'd even say over prepared but there is no such thing as being to prepared. You can always rely on me to be at work ready and be there for my shift before if starts. Even in past jobs I have been at I was able to get a sitter and be there in a snow storms. Cabs are pretty much always available if I'm not able to drive or get a drive.


4⟩ Explain me your passion for the work we do at this laboratory?

To perform standard laboratory procedures including clerical, blood collection, washroom, central receiving, and limited technical functions. I am responsible for proper recognition of the patients; quickly and professionally obtain specimens for laboratory analysis; interview and verify physicians's request of OPD and OPS patients, inter patients information into the computer and produce and deliver reports.


6⟩ How did you get started?

I’ve always liked science, nature, and teaching. I knew I wanted to be a science teacher since I was in high school. My undergrad was strictly environmental/forest biology and I went right to grad school for my teacher prep work. In New York State all teachers need a Masters degree anyway.


7⟩ Please explain what is most challenging about what you do?

I could write a lot about this. I teach in a high-needs, rural school that presents obvious challenges of students that lack supplies and parents that don’t value education but the most frustrating thing to me is teaching in a broken system that hasn’t evolved with the rest of the professions. Its challenging to get colleagues on board with tech literacy and it’s hard to implement initiatives if administrators aren’t supportive or too bogged down with discipline. I go to a few conferences each year and find them inspiring and rejuvenating but then I have to return to the broken system with 0% chance of changing things so I end up doing the changes in my own classroom instead.


8⟩ Tell me what’s a typical work week like?

The school day starts at 8:05 but I usually come in an hour early to set labs up or clean from the previous day. I can also enjoy a coffee and check science news to share before the halls are flooded by chatty teenagers. We have 9-40 minute periods. I teach 5 periods in addition to a study hall, free period, lunch, and lunch duty. Every other day a class has a double period lab block. The day ends at 2:45. We have alternating “A” and “B” days which allow for changes in the schedule. Occasionally we have an assembly or special event that breaks up a typical week.


9⟩ What motivates you as Biology Assistant?

Focus the answer on your core values and also on the values and priorities of the company you are interviewing with (which you should have identified through your preliminary research).


10⟩ Tell me what is your leadership style?

Talk in terms of your flexibility and adaptability—your ability to lead in whatever mode seems appropriate to the situation. Explain that it’s more about what approach will work best for the project and the company at that time. Give an example or two demonstrating different leadership styles using your accomplishment stories.


11⟩ What else should we know about you?

Tell one or two more of your best accomplishment stories. You can also repeat how well-suited you think you are for the opportunity, and how interested you are in the job


15⟩ What lab experience do you have?

I may not have worked in the actual lab itself. But I've helped people who had a chest tube, heart surgery, as well as my boyfriend. I helped all of them change bandages, dressings, and applied ointment. I've taken in a stool sample, semen analysis and urine samples. So I have worked with a lot of different specimens that it wouldn't be a bother to me.