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Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.

1 of 15 Compatibility Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | 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 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.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"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."

Admin
Answer example

"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."

Manager
Answer example

"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."

Marketing
Answer example

"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."

Retail
Answer example

"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
Answer example

"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
Answer example

"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."

Advertising Manager
Answer example

"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."

Environmental Scientist
Answer example

"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."

Dental Hygienist
Answer example

"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."

Psychologist
Answer example

"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."

Paramedic
Answer example

"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."

Written by:

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.
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.
First written on: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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