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When have you worked among a diverse group of people?

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

Updated on March 23rd, 2019 | 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 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.

Professional Answer Examples
General
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"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."

Admin
Answer example

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

Manager
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"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."

Marketing
Answer example

"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!"

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

Sales
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"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."

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

Benefits Manager
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"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."

Attendance Clerk
Answer example

"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."

Academic Advisor
Answer example

"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."

Electrician Apprentice
Answer example

"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."

Model
Answer example

"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."

ABE Teacher
Answer example

"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 for everyone involved."

Cardiovascular Technologist
Answer example

"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."

Reading Teacher
Answer example

"I have worked as a reading teacher in both private and public schools. The private education facilities naturally see a more affluent family demographic where the public system has exposed me to a wider variety of populations. I am open to working with all types of populations and am not adverse, in any way, to diversity."

Elementary Teacher
Answer example

"The last class that I taught really didn't have much diversity because the students were all mostly from the same area. I have received diversity training and I'm very fair and consistent in the way I treat everyone. Regardless of anyone's culture, children universally respond to a teacher who listens carefully and adapts to their specific needs. I treat everyone as an individual."

Autopsy Assistant
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"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."

Preschool Teacher
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"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."

Law Enforcement
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"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."

911 Dispatcher
Answer example

"I have worked as a 911 dispatcher in such a huge range of situations. Every call is different and I am well accustomed to adapting myself to each situation. The level of help or service that I offer has never wavered depending on race, culture or social standing."

Actor and Actress
Answer example

"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."

Concierge
Answer example

"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."

Welfare Eligibility Worker
Answer example

"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."

Activities aide
Answer example

"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."

Biomedical Technician
Answer example

"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."

Blood Bank Laboratory Technician
Answer example

"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."

Video Producer
Answer example

"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)."

Pharmacy Technician
Answer example

"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."

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: 03/23/2019

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