While filling out lots of job applications, a couple topics have come up on a regular basis that give me a lot of trouble.
The first is "do you see all of your projects through to completion" (or some variant of that). Well, in a work enviornment, yes, but at home, i frequently start projects that never get finished. Unfortunately these questions are always in the form of a yes or no question. It should be easy to make the assumption they mean in a work setting, but it still feels dishonest to answer "yes" even if thats what they are talking about.
The other is multi-tasking (sometimes its an essay question on an app, sometimes they wait til the interview to bring it up). I am of the belief that multi-tasking decreases efficiency and increases the probability of errors (at least for me it does), but there seems to be a high demand for people with multi-tasking skills in many of the jobs I have applied for. Unfortunately I think if I were to answer that with how I feel about multi-tasking, I think that would be a good way to be eliminated from consideration very quickly, so I have tried to come up with examples and such, but in the end, I just feel like I'm verbally juggling/re-wording the description of time slicing to make it sound like multi-tasking which I don't feel very good about and I suspect most HR people can probably see through anyway.
These experience have made me wonder if there are some types that have a natural ability to multi-task. With the expectations of it, it seems like it must be a common ability and that I seem to be the minority in lacking that ability. If multi-tasking could be tied to Se that would probably go a long way toward explainign my ineptitude at it. Are there other non-multi-taskers out there that have encountered this in their job search efforts and if so, how have you dealt with it?