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Compatibility Interview Questions

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Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.

Compatibility Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know more about your relationship with your colleagues. Remain positive, even if the experience wasn't. Avoid talking about any previous drama and do not speak poorly of your colleagues.

      Answer Examples

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I get along well with most personalities. My colleagues were great team players, and we would often meet up after work for drinks or team activities."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I get along with just about everyone with whom I work. I respect other people's knowledge, experience, and opinion, even if I don't agree. I think that is why I can work with nearly anyone."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "Our leadership team is collaborative, and we work well towards our common goal. If we have a difference of opinion, we will talk it out in our management meetings."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "All of the colleagues I have worked with have shared a very respectful relationship with me. We have similar goals, and we exchange knowledge to accomplish those things to the best we can. Each of us has a part in the company's success, and we utilize communication to make it happen."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "Our team is amazing! We support each other when customers are a bit cranky, we help each other reach the store's targets and goals, and we help to cover when someone needs a day off."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I have had better relationships in the past, but we did the best that we could. Our communication styles were all very different which made it challenging at times. And, as you know, in sales things can become very competitive! Of course, the competition was friendly most of the time."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "As a teacher, it's incredibly important to get along well with your fellow faculty. In my current role, we go to great lengths to support each other in the workplace. I have worked in environments where this is not the case, and those have been incredibly challenging."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Advertising Manager Interview

      "I get along well with most personalities. My colleagues were great team players and we would often meet up after work for drinks or team activities."

      Nisha's Answer for an Environmental Scientist Interview

      "My coworkers often comment on my attention to detail and go-getter attitude. I am proud of the person that I am at work - always willing to learn new skills and teach someone a new skill."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Dental Hygienist Interview

      "I get along well with most personalities. My colleagues were great team players, and we would often meet up after work for drinks or team activities."

      Heather's Answer for an ABA Therapist Interview

      "I get along well with most personalities. My colleagues were great team players and we would often meet up after work for drinks or team activities.
      OR
      I have had better relationships in the past but we did the best that we could. Our communication styles were all very different which made it challenging at times."

      Heather's Answer for a Psychologist Interview

      "My last boss would say that I am always ready for a challenge and when presented with a difficult situation I was able to tackle it with ease. I think that my ability to solve problems in any given situation is something that sets me apart as an employee."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I worked with a great team of co-workers. We supported each other and always helped each other when coverage was low, so customers' needs were taken care of."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This sounds like a harmonious work environment! Try digging in a bit further on what you did to ensure that this pattern or support continued.

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