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15 Compatibility Questions and Answers by on April 26th, 2019

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When have you worked among a diverse group of people?

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    When have you worked among a diverse group of people?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know that you are accustomed to working with a broad range of people. Are you accustomed to working with a very large or diverse team of individuals? Assure the interviewer that you can handle an environment that offers diversity.

      Answer Examples

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time at University. I am most comfortable, and happy, in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "In my current role, I work alongside cross-functional teams regularly. Together, we effectively run the day to day needs of the business."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I would say that pretty much every company I have worked for has valued diversity. Working with people from all walks of life help shed different perspectives and identify potential problems faster."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "I have worked in a diverse environment my entire marketing career. A successful marketing agency should embrace diversity of all kinds. It's what spurs creativity and genius ideas!"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "In retail, diversity is everywhere, and I love it! I have always worked in diverse environments, and I am thankful for that."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I currently have an extensive client demographic. This diversity keeps me on my toes during client visits. Everyone's needs are so different. I have to be sensitive to varying cultures, genders, and religions. It has stretched me as a professional, and I wouldn't have it any other way."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "Teachers and students offer incredibly diverse workplace opportunities. Exposure to diversity is a must in the workplace, especially in an educational environment."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Benefits Manager Interview

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time in attending university. I am most comfortable and happy in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Nisha's Answer for an Attendance Clerk Interview

      "I have been working as an attendance clerk for past six years, and in this time span I have worked with, and for, people from several backgrounds. I feel very comfortable with diversity and adapt easily to new situations."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Academic Advisor Interview

      "In my current role, I work alongside a huge group of individuals who represent much diversity. Together, we manage our business and effectiveness very well."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Academic Dean Interview

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time in University. I am most comfortable, and happy, in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Electrician Apprentice Interview

      "I would say that pretty much every company I have worked for has valued diversity. Working with people from all walks of life help shed different perspectives and identify potential problems faster."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Abdominal Sonographer Interview

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time in University. I am most comfortable and happy in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Model Interview

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my modeling career. In creative environments, you must be able to handle an extensive range of personalities. I am most comfortable, and happy, in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Rachelle's Answer for an ABE Teacher Interview

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time in university. I am most comfortable and happy in this environment because it offers a great learning opportunity for everyone involved. I value a difference in opinion and great conversation."

      Ryan's Answer for an Academic Support Coordinator Interview

      "In my current role, I work alongside a huge group of individuals who represent many very diverse backgrounds. In this environment, I love that I learn from others how they perceive things and handle certain situations, and I've picked up new ways of thinking about challenging situations from them. In this role, I would look forward to working closely with a diverse student base as well."

      Heather's Answer for a Cardiovascular Technologist Interview

      "The clinic where I currently work has an extensive patient demographic. This diversity keeps me on my toes during rounds. Everyone's needs are different. I have to be sensitive to varying cultures, genders, and religions. It has stretched me as a medical professional, and I wouldn't have it any other way."

      Audra's Answer for a Reading Teacher Interview

      "I have worked as a reading teacher in both private and public schools. In both settings, I worked with students of color, students who celebrate different cultural traditions and religions than I do, and students with varying ability levels. I welcome diversity and appreciate all of the different perspectives it has exposed me to. I think we are all made better when we begin to understand the experience of another."

      Audra's Answer for an Elementary Teacher Interview

      "I have completed diversity training, and I try to be fair and consistent in the way I treat everyone. Regardless of anyone's culture or ability, children generally respond to a teacher who listens carefully and adapts to their specific needs. I treat everyone as a unique individual and want everyone to feel as if they belong. I also love to include and celebrate different cultures, languages, and abilities in my classroom. I believe we are all more alike than we are different, but we can still learn about and celebrate the differences that make us all so interesting."

      Ryan's Answer for a Mental Health Counselor Interview

      "I have worked in culturally diverse populations, and I am accustomed to the challenges that come with being on top of issues related to culture, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. One of the reasons that I love working as a Mental Health Counselor is that I get the opportunity to grow and learn as I help others. I achieve this growth by keeping an open mind and remaining up to date on conversations that are happening amongst various populations and groups. I stay informed and aware through watching the news, reading industry blogs, and through my volunteer work at the homeless shelter, which brings me so much awareness of others. Our world is forever changing when it comes to the needs of every culture and group, so to have a beat on diversity across the board is critical to my success as a Mental Health Counselor."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Apartment Leasing Agent Interview

      "I am willing to work overtime, as my clients need. I value my personal time, but I can be flexible as to when I take that time. I fully understand that my clients need me to be there for them on weekends and evenings when applicants are more likely available to do property viewings and come to open houses or walkthroughs."

      Heather's Answer for an Autopsy Assistant Interview

      "The majority of my job is spent in the morgue with just a few other colleagues. Some days my scenery changes as well as the cases. The one thing I love about my job is that no two days are the same."

      Ryan's Answer for a Preschool Teacher Interview

      "I have worked with students from various backgrounds ever since I started teaching five years ago. One of the most memorable was when I worked with a child who was a recent immigrant from Sudan. Her English skills snowballed because I would spend an extra 30 minutes with her before school started. She was such an eager and fast learner, I will never forget that rewarding experience."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Law Enforcement Interview

      "I am very comfortable working with a diverse range of individuals. Currently, I volunteer at the local homeless shelter and it's as diverse as you can imagine. I come across the most wonderful people and it makes for very memorable conversations."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Administrative Officer Interview

      "I have worked in a variety of industries such as supply chain, logistics, and medical - all of which attract a wide range of personalities and backgrounds. Currently, I work alongside our polished c-suite team and also spend time inside of our warehouse. This workload means one day I am in a board meeting taking notes, and the next, I am training our labor teams on new safety policies. I am often changing my approach and lingo to best suit those whom I am addressing. Rest assured, I am confident in my ability to approach and relate to a wide range of individuals within your company."

      Rachelle's Answer for a 911 Dispatcher Interview

      "I have worked as a 911 Dispatcher for many years, facing a huge range of situations. Every call is different, and I am well accustomed to adapting to each situation. The level of help or service that I offer has never wavered depending on race, culture, or social standing. The diverse range of people that I come across every day certainly keeps me sharp, and aware of the varying needs of others."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Actor and Actress Interview

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my acting career, including my time in University. I am most comfortable, and happy, in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Concierge Interview

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my customer service career, including my time in university. I am most comfortable, and happy, in this type of environment because it offers many opportunities for continued learning."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Welfare Eligibility Worker Interview

      "When I was working at the homeless shelter, there were people of all nationalities and backgrounds. It was interesting to hear their stories and get to know them. I really enjoyed being able to support them through their difficult time."

      Audra's Answer for a Private Tutor Interview

      "I have experience working at a summer camp where children came from all over the county to participate. The camp offered scholarships so that no family would be turned away. I worked with families and children of diverse backgrounds and loved getting to be a part of their summer experience. I got to practice my Spanish skills, better understand the experience of other people, and was even invited to birthday parties of my campers that summer. I absolutely love meeting new people and learning their stories."

      Darby's Answer for an Activities aide Interview

      "I do have experience working with Alzheimer's patients. I used to work on an Alzheimer's ward in a nursing home. I was responsible for planning activities for the patients based on their level of understanding and abilities to participate."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Biomedical Technician Interview

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time in university. I am most comfortable, and happy, in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Darby's Answer for a Blood Bank Laboratory Technician Interview

      "I recently became engaged. Although we have not set a date yet, we have agreed to wait twelve months before the marriage. My fiance' just passed the Bar exam here and has been offered an opportunity to join an existing law firm. Presently, our plans are to stay where we are and build a career, not just work a job. Also, we do not plan on having children for at least two years after our marriage. We both feel that being able to become established in our careers and save for our future would be the responsible thing to do before starting a family."

      Audra's Answer for a Video Producer Interview

      "At my last position, I have had to complete a project on a very short notice, as revised by a difficult client at the last minute. Notwithstanding the amount of work involved and the client's impatience, and the technical problems encountered along the way, I got to work immediately and ensured a high level of professionalism. I used numerous lists to keep track of the daily duties to be performed, and delegated some duties to ensure all expectations would be met. The project was completed by the deadline and the client was highly satisfied. This experience enabled me to learn how to adapt to unexpected situations and further develop my time management skills. Another example took place while working as (X position title) for (X company). I was responsible for (X related duties proving your ability to adapt to various situations, people and environments)."

      Heather's Answer for a Pharmacy Technician Interview

      "I have no problem working with customers from all walks of life. I understand that everyone's different, and I can adapt easily to different personalities and communication styles."