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Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.

12 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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."

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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 an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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