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Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.

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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.

ABA Therapist
"When you answer this question be sure to remain positive, even if the experience wasn't. Avoid talking about any previous drama and do not speak poorly of your colleagues. If you had a good relationship with your previous colleagues: "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." If you did not have a good relationship with your previous colleagues: "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."
Addiction Counselor
"l work great with all types of people. I have a way of bringing out the best in others and motivating them. I love working with​ a diverse team because it gives everyone a chance to contribute as well as learn something from one another."
Admin
"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."
Advertising Manager
"When you answer this question be sure to remain positive, even if the experience wasn't. Avoid talking about any previous drama and do not speak poorly of your colleagues. If you had a good relationship with your previous colleagues: "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." If you did not have a good relationship with your previous colleagues: "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."
Basic
"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."
Behavioral Health Technician
"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."
Dental Hygienist
"When you answer this question, be sure to remain positive, even if the experience wasn't. Avoid talking about any previous drama and do not speak poorly of your colleagues. If you had a good relationship with your previous colleagues: "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." If you did not have a good relationship with your previous colleagues: "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."
Environmental Scientist
"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."
Marketing
"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."
Paramedic
"My coworkers would say that I did my best to work well with everyone and I always put in 100%. They would say that I was consistent, dependable and driven."
Psychologist
"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."
Retail
"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."
Sales
"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."
Teacher
"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."

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Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.
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Fun loving, easy to get along with, loves helping others and very honest..
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Bubbly, a leader, positive, and very organized.
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Humble, caring, helping, easygoing,
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Determined, accountable, friendly and a good listener. They would definitely say that I always have a positive attitude.
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Determined, outgoing, active.
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Well rounded. Independent and fearless. Hard working.
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Humorus, down to earth, adventurous.
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Loving, caring, outgoing, compassionate, easy to talk to, fun loving and hard working.
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I think my friends would describe me as a quiet and sweet girl. In a large group, I would be the listener and not the talker. And I am kind hearted to people and I respect people opinions and and considerate towards situations and people. I am crazy at times but I am reserved.
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I think my friends would describe me as determined, friendly, focused, and kind.
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I think my friends would describe me as a very friendly and confident individual but quite quiet and a perfectionist.
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Honest, soft heart, and strong willed.
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I'm always a team player. Successful treatment requires a team.
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I love work with people, they respect me and follow up the rules.
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Because I find myself meeting new people often, I see that I am a people person with the ability to make people laugh.
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I have high functioning autism so sometimes it is hard for others to understand me. I have no problem working with others and quite enjoy I do however often get read incorrectly.
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I work great with people. I am a team player and I am always willing to lend a hand to my coworkers.
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Very good. I am very social, but I like a warm atmosphere where we can have a winning team one that works for the ourselves and others.
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I work very well with people.
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I work well with people, I enjoy working with a variety diversity people, I adapt well with others.
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I believe I work well with people, I enjoy teamwork.
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Very well I am a people person.
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I work very well with all people. Working from an anti-oppressive approach allows me to be effective in working with others.
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I am a people-person, and I enjoy working with lots of different people, especially those who are from different cultural backgrounds than I am. I feel that I work equally well on my own and as part of a team.
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I think I work extremely well with people, it is my passion in life, part of who I am and the evidence can be found from feedback and outcomes in my work.
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I work well with people that communicate in a positive healthy way with boundaries respecting everyone.
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I work great in a team, as well as individually. I am a people person so working with others comes naturally, I can get along with all sorts of people coming from different backgrounds.
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I work very well with people. As an easy-going person I am always willing to give and take advice and suggestions from others.
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I am a great team player understanding that it is necessary for the collaborative effort of the whole to enlist the success of the program. I seek to bring out the best in oters and their ideas.
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I am great with people and build rapport easily with 9 out of 10 individuals.
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I work very well with others, I understand that to be an effective team member, I have to listen to others express themselves and communication effectively to express my thoughts with the group.
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I have a good rapport with people and meet people where they are.
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I often work with groups, and enjoy being a part of something bigger than myself.
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I have patience and tolerance effective listening skills.
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Very well. I am unafraid to take on task, but more importantly it is imperative that working with other is a collaborative effort.
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Well, sometimes I am to guardedor don't get to the root of the problem, sometimes I'm too trusting and that allows clients to use manipulative behaviors I don't see right away.
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Since I am a people person, I really enjoy interacting with others and being a team player.
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How much do I help them? I dont know but I know they help me and I enjoy working with them.
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I am a people person and work well with people.
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I work extremely well with people. Sometimes people are not friendly, but the personality I have I can turn a frown upside down. People enjoy being around me and interacting with me.
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I work great in a team setting.
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Very well it's great working with other people and having a support system.
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I work well with others, the most key thing I found is listening, comprimising, and taking attention.
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I work well with all people. I previously worked on Wall Street for ten years so I have quite a bit of experience working with a diverse group of personalities that range from great to not so great.
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I generally work well individually as well as a part of a team. I am able to take leadership when necessary. Usually I am the one who brings fresh, new ideas and approaches to the team.
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I consider myself as a people person.
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Very well. One of my passions is community organizing and creating change together. I believe in the importance of being good to other people and in the potential this can have to shift the world into a better place. I like to make a point of being honest, of working hard, and finding common vision with others.
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Very well. Enjoy working with others.
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Very well, I have a variety of experience working with both women and men. While volunteering at Ray of Hopes community centre I was able to build relationships with those who came in.
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I work very well in a team and equally as well individually. I have proven to be a valuable member of a team in the past.
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I work well with others. You kinda have to when you work in this field.
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I work very well with ohter. I am a team player, and am committed to those who suffer w/addiciton, mh.
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I work excellently with people. I can't imagine working without human interaction.
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I work well with other people, working in a team environment enhahnces and strengths my skills and knowledge.
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I work with people extremely well. I have been a part of many sports teams and group projects so I understand the value of everyone doing their part and having the same vision of accomplishing the set goal.
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I am able to work well with people of many different cultural backgrounds.
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I work very well with others, enjoy being part of a team.
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I am calm in nature and have the ability to collect data and deal with crisis management situations. I also have the desire to help those with mental illnesses so I can hel make a difference in their lives.
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I will always give my best. I will strive to be a positve and caring employee at all times.
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The passion I have for the field of psychology is ineffable. I look at this philosophically, but I make sure to separate the illness from the patient which I believe is very important.
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Because I'm reliable, depebdible and I enjoy what I do. I mean, I love making clients fee important, and that the have another chance.
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I am the best behavioral health technician because of my experience of being an RA and a Counselor and have a passion in helping people become better individuals.
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My passion for helping others is very strong.
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I am personable, team player, quick learner, have compassion and empathy for the patients.
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I am compassionate. And caring.
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I believe that I would be the best candidate for your job because I will never stop trying to improve. Education is a life long quest, and I am always searching for ways to grow and learn as a human being.
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I am the best behavioral technician because I have soft skills, leader ship skills, work well with others, I have a psychology background, applied experiences and most of all I have a passion to make a difference in some ones life.
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I am hardworking and quick learner.
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I have had many years of experience working with children, three years to be exact. I worked with kids of all ages; tutoring in math and science at kumon. I did this for a year, and then continued to work with children through private tutoring. Later on, I worked for four months as a teacher assistant and loved going to work with the kids each and every day!
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I have done this for many years and so l have lots of knowledge on this job.
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I'm the best behavioral technician because of my background knowledge and experiences.
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Dependable. .Hard working.
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I feel I am the best behavioral health technician because of my qualifications. I understand the intake process and I also know how to come up with activities related to client needs. Along with this I will soon become certified in crisis intervention in Monroe county. I have observed A.A. Meetings and have obtained skills in counseling.
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I am dependable and will always do what I say I will do and meet deadlines. I am patient with children and will not get flustered and will remain calm. Finally, I have good communication skills and will be in constant communication with parents and others at the company about a child's progress and have experience with children with Autism.
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Because I understand that behavior is something the client can't control.
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I believe that I am the best technician for you because of my forward thinking and the experience that I bring.
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I'm d best cause I have work so many places. As a mental health. Assistant and school counselor help to over come there there challenge and achieve there needs.
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I will not let you down and I will not give up until my job is done and a child is more independent and confident within his or her self.
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I have never worked as a paramedic but on a fire crew yes I have made mistakes but its important to learn from your mistakes and make sure that it doesnt happen again. Its important to stay on top of what your job consists of or you should not be doing that job.
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I am not a paramedic right now, I hope not too when its with someoves loved ones life in my hands but everyone is human.
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We have all made mistakes and will continue to do so. The key is to learn from our mistakes and improve ourselves.
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Sadly I have never worked as a paramedic, but I have made mistakes in the past and guaranteed I will make mistakes in the future, to me it is learning from those mistakes and making sure not to make them again.
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Yes. I remember missing many IVs, but especially one on a critical patient that had huge veins. I then heard from my preceptor a tip for putting in the IV and since then I have been able to get the IV nearly every time. It pays off to listen to constructive criticism.
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I have, and reflection allows for full understanding of any mistake to be made and reduces the possibility of repetition.
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I am not a paramedic currently, however everybody makes mistakes now and then but if you have the knowledge and ability do the job properly mistakes would be a lot easier to resist.
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I am not a paramedic. Have I ever made mistakes as a basic? Definitely.
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A couple, but that's a typical part of the job. I have accidentally made a wrong route to my journey as my msp screen was broken that day, and slow and I didn't realise, I have tripped a young lady up, (once) but she realised it was an accident as I was I'll that day, I went home. But I completely apologised to her, and she laughed, I was upset, but I had to stay calm obviously as a part of my routine.
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Yes I once left a tourniquet on when I was training and a hematoma formed.
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He would say that I did a great job with keeping things organized and tidy.
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She would definitely tell you about my diligence, honesty and punctuality. That I always worked hard and made sure she was up to date on my schedule.
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They would say that I was a diligent worker that always looked for something to do when it was slow. They would also say that I was very easy-going and was under control during the busy hours.
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They would say that I am a working machine.
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He would say I am good employee.
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I have never been employed for money but if you called any of the people I work for I think you would get answers like optimistic, humorous, focused.
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I have no previous experience.
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I have never worked before but if you do call one of my references he or she will say I am a very respectful young lady always smilling.
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That I am a fast learner, and easy to get a long with.
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Dependable, reliable, hard working worker. I give great guest services.
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That I always try my best and give my best effort.
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They would say im a very hard working employee that always gives 100%
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I am focus, dedicated, and can manage through busy hours.

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