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Question 2 of 35 for our Google Mock Interview

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Question 2 of 35

What are one or two behaviors or attitudes that are most likely to cause conflict with you at work?

To get a sense of how you will interact with the various staff at Google that you will be working closely with, your interviewer wants you to be open and honest about the kinds of potential interpersonal challenges you might have. Prior to your interview, put some serious thought into the attitudes and behaviors that irk you the most, and don't hesitate to talk candidly about them. As you answer, make sure that you discuss how you work with these personality types so your interviewer gets a strong sense that you are able to work effectively with any member of the Google team.

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  • 2. What are one or two behaviors or attitudes that are most likely to cause conflict with you at work?

      How to Answer

      To get a sense of how you will interact with the various staff at Google that you will be working closely with, your interviewer wants you to be open and honest about the kinds of potential interpersonal challenges you might have. Prior to your interview, put some serious thought into the attitudes and behaviors that irk you the most, and don't hesitate to talk candidly about them. As you answer, make sure that you discuss how you work with these personality types so your interviewer gets a strong sense that you are able to work effectively with any member of the Google team.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on October 30th, 2021

      Answer Example

      "Honestly, my two pet peeves in colleagues are laziness and disrespect. I was raised by my parents and grandparents to take pride in myself and my work and I expect my colleagues to do the same. I also was raised to show respect for all people that I work closely with and expect the same shown to me. I've worked with a couple of colleagues during my career that didn't give their full effort and I was never hesitant to talk with them when I felt they could give more effort. As well, I've been in a few situations where colleagues weren't respectful. Just last week, I witnessed a colleague show complete disrespect towards another colleague by brushing off their opinions on a project we were working on. To draw the line, I called out the disrespect among our group of five and asked the person to start being respectful when working as a part of my team."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on October 30th, 2021