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    #1

    What it is asking?

    Hi,


    Background:
    I don't understand a question on my application form.


    The question on my application form:

    Describe a time when you were tasked as team leader and you were satisfied with your role.

    Is it asking:
    1) Did I satisfy my role
    2) Did other people satisfied my role
    ?


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    #2

    Re: What it is asking?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,


    Background:
    I don't understand a question on my application form.


    The question on my application form:

    Describe a time when you were tasked as team leader and you were satisfied with your role.

    Is it asking:
    1) Did I satisfy my role
    2) Did other people satisfied my role
    ?


    Thanks
    It means to describe an assignment as team leader you were given, and asks you... if you were satisfied (happy) in that role.

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    Re: What it is asking?

    Quote Originally Posted by DougLewis View Post
    It means to describe an assignment as team leader you were given, and asks you... if you were satisfied (happy) in that role.

    "you were satisfied (happy) in that role"


    Hi,

    I am not familiar with the word "role".

    What I should answer?
    Example of answers:

    1) I like the role because I can apply my team leading skills.
    2) I like the role because our team obtained the best result

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    #4

    Re: What it is asking?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post

    "you were satisfied (happy) in that role"


    Hi,

    I am not familiar with the word "role".

    What I should answer?
    Example of answers:

    1) I like the role because I can apply my team leading skills.
    2) I like the role because our team obtained the best result

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    1) I liked the role because I could apply my team leading skills.
    2) I liked the role because our team obtained the best results.

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    Re: What it is asking?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    1) I liked the role because I could apply my team leading skills.
    2) I liked the role because our team obtained the best results.
    Hi,

    Which one do you think I should answer?

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    Re: What it is asking?

    If you answer 1, you may be asked to describe your team-leading skills at the interview.

    If you answer 2, you may have to explain about the "results".

    I would guess that #1 is the more perilous response.

    Best of luck,

    MrP

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    Re: What it is asking?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Which one do you think I should answer?
    From your original post, the question isn't asking you to tell them if you were satisfied in your role as a team leader, it is asking you to describe a time (whether it's education, employement, a hobby) that you were team leader and were satisfied in fulfilling this role.

    It wants you to give an example, not just say 'I like it because...'. If it wanted that, it would ask 'Why were you satisfied in this role?'. This doesn't mean you can't give a reason why you were satisfied in your answer, but the answer they want is an example of your leadership skills in action.

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: What it is asking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    From your original post, the question isn't asking you to tell them if you were satisfied in your role as a team leader, it is asking you to describe a time (whether it's education, employement, a hobby) that you were team leader and were satisfied in fulfilling this role.

    It wants you to give an example, not just say 'I like it because...'. If it wanted that, it would ask 'Why were you satisfied in this role?'. This doesn't mean you can't give a reason why you were satisfied in your answer, but the answer they want is an example of your leadership skills in action.

    I hope this helps.
    Hi,

    I still not understand "role"


    I understand this:
    "Describe a time when you were tasked as team leader and you were satisfied with your role."
    = give an example of being a leader

    I don't understand this:
    "Describe a time when you were tasked as team leader and you were satisfied with your role."
    = satisfied with being a leader
    or
    =satisfied with a result when I was a leader?
    or
    = satisfied with the duties when I was a leader?



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    Re: What it is asking?

    Your role is the job that you do.

    "To be satisfied with your role" here = "to think that you have done a good job".

    Best wishes,

    MrP

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