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How do you get along with others at work?

1 of 30 Common Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on February 17th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer wants to gauge if you can maintain healthy relationships in the workplace. They want to know more about the dynamics with your coworkers. Think about what you enjoyed about some of your relationships with past coworkers. Excellent communication, sense of humor, and support are all great qualities that make co-worker relationships healthy and harmonious.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I get along great with my coworkers. I try to maintain a positive attitude and be supportive, whether I am offering to assist someone who is overwhelmed, or if I am taking time to listen to someone who is having a bad day."

Admin
Answer example

"I have never had an issue when it comes to getting along with others at work. I am a conscious communicator and am sure always to express myself in a kind and professional manner. A positive attitude is a must when working in an administration role!"

Manager
Answer example

"As a manager, I had led a diverse range of personalities. At this point in my career, I can work with pretty much anyone. If we don't see eye to eye, I will work to find common ground."

Marketing
Answer example

"I enjoy the people I work with and can get along with anyone. I have made some of my closest friends from different workplaces, and I know how important relationships in the office are for not only camaraderie but also for accomplishing tasks within your team."

Retail
Answer example

"I am a people person who can find a way to get along with nearly anyone. When it comes to odd coworkers, I've learned to be glad I don't live with them! If they're negative, the longest I'm with them at any one time is about 9 hours. I can handle most anyone for that length of time."

Sales
Answer example

"I tend to get along well with my coworkers, and if occasionally something comes up, I'm sure to address any issue, so it doesn't get out of hand and create a divisive work environment. I'm always trying to be supportive, and a team player. Whether I'm best friends with the person is not the issue or the point of work. More than anything, I want always to be positive and respectful, regardless of our differences or anything else."

Teacher
Answer example

"I get along with most anyone I work with, teaching coworkers, supervisors, students, or parents. I know my job is to find common ground no matter what, so I always look for the best. Even when there are folks who disagree with my teaching style or what have you, I look to see it from their perspective and, especially if it's a student, I work to find a way in which I can reach him or her so I can be most effective."

Archivist
Answer example

"I get along great with my coworkers. I try to maintain a positive attitude and be supportive, whether I am offering to assist someone who is overwhelmed, or if I am taking time to listen to someone who is having a bad day."

Bacteriologist
Answer example

"I love working with people. I'm flexible and approachable in the workplace, understanding that things can change quickly. I encourage open communication with my coworkers and address the concerns they may have."

Anesthesiologist Assistant
Answer example

"I very much prefer working within a team, which works out great for me, since I am an anesthesiologist assistant. I am currently employed at a surgical center, where I monitor patients during their surgery or procedure on behalf of the anesthesiologist. In this role, it is crucial that I work effectively in a team, as I first must work with the anesthesiologists in communicating the patient history and physical information and understanding the medications they are administering. Then, during the procedure, as I monitor the patient, I must work with the other professionals in the room, including the surgeons, nurses, and surgical techs, to ensure the patient is properly cared for. To me, ensuring I am being a team player is one of my primary responsibilities, as it is essential to caring for the patient."

Treasury Assistant
Answer example

"I thrive in a team environment and consider myself a team player. For instance, in my last role of (X position title) at (X company), we had to work on numerous collective projects on a weekly basis, such as (...) (X description of collaborative projects and how you contributed to the team's success)."

Assistant Principal
Answer example

"I'm good at listening to parents' needs. I've had positive experiences in which parents come into the parent-teacher conference with anxiety about their child's academic performance but were able to leave feeling reassured that their child is improving."

Medical Assistant
Answer example

"I love being a medical assistant. I'm sure there are days that we all wish things would run a little more smoothly. For me, I would like to see my role as a medical assistant to be more clinical than administrative. While I am comfortable with the administrative responsibilities, like charting and communicating with outside sources, I really enjoy the one on one interaction that the clinical side allows me to have with patients."

Urologists
Answer example

"I am not married and have no children at this time. So, I am pretty flexible with my schedule. If I had a choice, I would prefer the late shift, as I am a bit of a night owl. However, I am excited about the opportunity to become a part of this team and am willing to work where I'm needed."

Auditor
Answer example

"I had a contract to work as a temp with nine other people. We sat in a conference room together for almost a year on this project. We shared birthdays and holidays even decorated this tiny little tree we named Tim. It was like a Charlie Brown Christmas. We grew very close and although the company only hired three of us, we stayed in contact with many of the others and made great friendships from of the experience."

Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Answer example

"As a counselor, I need to be able to work well with clients as well as my coworkers. I value my professional relationships as well as the client-focused relationships that I earn through my counseling sessions."

Addiction Psychiatrist
Answer example

"In our line of work, working well with people is what we do! I pride myself on building positive professional working relationships and successful patient and therapist relationships. I try my best to be flexible and open in the workplace, understanding that things can change very fast when you are dealing with a plethora of personalities. I also want to stay on good terms with my coworkers, so if I sense a conflict arising, I will be sensitive in addressing it before it escalates."

Activities aide
Answer example

"I believe if we think about it, each of us could remember at least one disagreement with a friend or coworker. Although I consider myself to be pretty easy-going, I am also very passionate about my patients and the care that they receive. I have been aware of disagreements between other co-workers, but really like to think of myself as more of a peacekeeper. I feel like professional people should be able to discuss things logically and come to an agreement that is satisfactory for everyone involved."

Behavioral Health Technician
Answer example

"I enjoy working with people because it teaches you the value of teamwork. Last week we worked on a community project that identified and assisted members of the community. I developed a great relationship with our community as well as got to know my co-workers better."

Union Representative
Answer example

"I love working with people. I try my best to be flexible and open in the workplace, understanding that things can change quickly. I also want to stay on good terms with my coworkers, so if I sense a conflict arising, I will be sensitive in addressing it before it escalates."

Correction Officer
Answer example

"I get along great with my fellow officers. I try to maintain a positive attitude and be supportive, whether I am offering to assist someone who is overwhelmed, or if I am taking time to listen to someone who is having a bad day."

Blood Bank Laboratory Technician
Answer example

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Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 06/08/2015
Last modified on: 02/17/2019

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How do you get along with others at work?
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I am a very hard worker and am always like working with a team to accomplish a goal.
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I work very well with a wide range of different staff groups which is an essential skill due to the multidsciplinary nature of radiotherapy. An example of this is when I have attended the theatre procedures in HDR prostate brachytherapy, working with oncologists, radiographers and theatre staff to ensure a good distribution of needles is acheived.
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Absolutely! I don't like bragging about myself but I consider myself as people's person. I am a great listener and regard collaborative work as a key to success in a profession.
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Yes, I am an easy going person who mixes well with others. I am professional and friendly.
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I believe so and am always happy to listen to other stories since this is a grea at learning method for myself.
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I do like working with others and consider it very important that we get on. I always make sure that I am approachable and encourage people when they need support.
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Yes I will work well with others I respect them with humble.
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I do work well with others and welcome new ideas and constructive criticism however I also work well independently.In fact I worked from home for several years.
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I work extremely well with others because I seek out diverse opinions.
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Yes. I always work well with co-workers. I believe to be a good co- worker is always respect others and be humble. I believe that I have good morale conducts to work well with others.
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Yes, I really do thrive in a team environment.
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I work very well as part of a team, my current job entails team work and because I am a happy person I tend to lift the spirits and morale of other team members.
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Yes I can work with the team and can lead a team as well.
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Yes I do its what I love and one of my main priority.
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Yes, I believe that nobody is perfect but a team can be. Therefore, I can easily get along with others to achieve team goals.
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Yes I'm a team player work well with others.
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Working in team gives you an opportunity in dealing with different people .... Its a life experience.
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Yes interpersonal relationship is my best skills.
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Yes. I may be quiet and reserved at start but as time passes by I can blend in with my workmates.
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Working with others is a critical teamwork when you work in a project to assure that every details are performing in the right direction.
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I am a great team player and I respect my fellow team members as I carry out my tasks. Everyone in a team has an opinion and it is important to welcome contribution from others while respecting the organizational values.
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Yes. I can work alone or as a team. I've worked queues on team as large as 12 employees.
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Yes, I can do the work with others, because I always want to learn something, know something, and apply to upon me to do work something special.
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Good team player but always like to lead.
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Yes I'm a team players and will follow and directions given.
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I like beeing part of a team and also I think the team is very importantv.
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Yes always enjoyed working with someone who would work with me.
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Yes. I am friendly, social and a team player.
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I am happy to work with others and implement my own skills and when working with a team motivating my team mates to help then meet their target.
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Yes, lead technician has to communicate effectively.
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Yes I will respect others very well this gives a better position where I am standing infront of you.
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