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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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Give an example of a time when you showed integrity on the job, and in your personal life.

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    Give an example of a time when you showed integrity on the job, and in your personal life.

      How to Answer

      You know having integrity means possessing 'the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.' Now, the interviewer wants to see how you have exercised integrity in your work and personal life. Give a brief example of a time when you may have been tempted to do the wrong thing when nobody was looking. What made you choose to do the right thing in the end, and how did it make you feel?

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I aim to have integrity in all that I do, whether anyone sees me make the right decision or not. For instance, I had a client who had double charges for their order for the past six months. Before me, nobody seemed to have noticed the error. I could have let it go and kept collecting a commission on all of it; however, that is not an act of integrity. I brought the matter to our accounting department, and we credited my clients' account with the overage. In my personal life, it's the same thing. I don't keep money that I find on the ground. I return it to security if possible, or at least give it to someone in need. My integrity is important to me, especially as I expect those around me to be honest and trustworthy."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "To have integrity is to do the right thing, even when nobody is watching. When I was in university, I received a higher grade on my transcript than I earned. I brought the typo to the attention of my administrator, who then had the grade reversed. I could have taken credit, but in the end, I didn't earn that grade. I was determined to start my career off on the right foot, which is through complete honesty."

      3 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "An associate shared she was resigning due to unsavory behavior in the dept. I looked into the matter confirmed that it was, in fact, occurring. I raised the issue with my leader and my peer. Both were initially affronted by the fact that this claim was coming to light. I confirmed that since the person was resigning, there was no reason for her to lie. We installed cameras as a preventative tactic."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It speaks a lot about your character and professionalism that you looked into the issue, showing the associate that you cared about what they were saying, even though they were resigning. A very good example of integrity!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "On the job, showing a key opinion leader in an account that they were overusing our product which was causing wastage to the consumer on the receiving end. In my personal life is the same as in my business life, every time I get more change than I need back or if I see someone drop currency on the floor, I am quick to give it back."

      Cindy's Answer

      Great example! By protecting the client, you're also creating loyalty to the company. Nice work.

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