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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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Do you consider yourself someone direct and forthright with others?

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    Do you consider yourself someone direct and forthright with others?

      How to Answer

      As a direct individual, you are honest, and to the point. You do not leave people hanging when it comes to answering, direction on a project, or necessary feedback. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you were candid with a coworker, customer, or boss, ensuring that they had the direct information that they needed from you.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Yes, I do consider myself to be direct with others. The most professional and respectful thing to do is to get to the point in a considerate way. I never sugar coat a situation; however, I do assume that everyone had the best of intentions. One example of my being direct is when one of my employees delivers a report with errors. I will approach them and say, 'There are errors in your report. Are you able to fix these by the end of the day?' By doing so, I point out the issue while being transparent and direct on what the deadlines are for resubmission."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I believe that part of being direct is sticking to the facts when discussing a workplace situation. If there is a concern with my work, I appreciate my boss approaching me promptly while outlining what needs repair. As a recent university graduate, I had many opportunities to be direct and give feedback to fellow students during group projects. I would state where I saw the issue and then offered up clear recommendations on how we could fix the situation before the assignments' due date."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Construction Project Manager Interview

      "Yes, I do consider myself to be direct with others. The most professional and respectful thing to do is to get to the point in a considerate way. I never sugar coat a situation; however, I do assume that everyone had the best of intentions. One example of my being direct is when one of my employees delivers a project report with errors. I will approach them and say, 'There are errors in your report. Are you able to fix these by the end of the day?' By doing so, I point out the issue while being transparent and direct on what the deadlines are for resubmission. As the person leading a project to the finish line, I must be clear on expectations every step of the way."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Design Consultant Interview

      "Yes, I do consider myself to be direct with others. The most professional and respectful thing to do is to get to the point in a considerate way. I never sugarcoat a situation since that approach is rarely helpful on a design project. One example of my being direct is when one of my team members delivered a blueprint with errors. I noticed the errors and approached them privately; I said, 'There are errors in your report. I'd like you to fix these by the end of the day.' Using this approach, I pointed out the issue while being clear and direct on my expectation for resubmission."

      5+ Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "Yes. It is crucial especially in business to make someone understand what is required especially when they are buying into a product or service. Being direct and honest about eg a service will only allow your customer to use it and be successful to use it again."

      Cindy's Answer

      Great! An example of how you put this ethos into practice would be very helpful. Was there a time when you felt it was necessary to be direct with a customer?

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Very much so. I am very honest but respectful. I tailor my approach to the individual."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Perfect answer! You show care for others while still addressing the needs at hand.

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