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Gallup Interview

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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.

Gallup was updated on September 5th, 2019. Learn more here.

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When you think about joining a new company, are you nervous about meeting new people or is this an exciting thought for you?

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    When you think about joining a new company, are you nervous about meeting new people or is this an exciting thought for you?

      How to Answer

      This question is an opportunity to reflect on your personality. How willing are you to approach change in your career? Your answer will also let the interviewer know how they may best approach your onboarding, should you be the successful candidate. Joining a new company can be scary. Some of the biggest hesitations surround giving notice to your current employer, failing at your new job, or feeling alone and uncomfortable at first. If you are a highly outgoing person, you may not feel these hesitations as strongly as someone shy or more introverted. Be honest and give a response that is true to you.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am outgoing, a natural leader, and am one to embrace change. For this reason, I am not nervous when I think about joining a new company. I like to meet new people, learn about their strengths, and how we can begin a great collaboration."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have had similar experiences in the past like joining a new high school, my first day in university, and even the first day of my internship. I tend to be a touch shy at first but am usually able to push through it and make meaningful connections quite quickly. I know that this company would take measures to make me feel comfortable on my first day. You have already shown a friendly and relaxed vibe throughout the interview process."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am outgoing, a natural leader, and is willing to embrace change. For this reason, I am not nervous about joining a new company; rather I am excited to meet new people, learn new things, and embrace how we can begin to perform and collaborate together."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Wonderful edit! You show confidence and enthusiasm in your response.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Very exciting!!! Starting a new company for me is an opportunity to demonstrate the skills that you have and can bring to a new company. Really excited to see and hopefully work with my new colleagues at HillRom. The manager has already made me aware of the great team that I would be working with, but even if I didn't know this, it's a great opportunity to show my colleagues to be, who I am and how I work. Building on trust etc."

      Cindy's Answer

      Good! You could enhance your answer by discussing the sense of satisfaction that comes with building something new as part of a team.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Joining a new company or new site or new assignment was always very exciting for me, It energise me with new challenges, a new team, a new job, a new city, new culture, and lots of learning. I have gone through this process many times and feel this is the best opportunity to learn and grow."

      Marcie's Answer

      Excellent! You come across as eager and excited for new opportunities, which is great, and something the interviewer will appreciate. They are likely looking for someone who isn't easily intimidated and it sounds like you aren't. Good job!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Meeting new people is thrilling to me. I enjoy getting to know new individuals."

      Rachelle's Answer

      That's great! What is your approach to building new relationships?

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am very social and enthusiastic. I truly enjoy meeting new people. Especially people that share the same goals as I do, which is to better healthcare and improve patient outcomes. I am enthusiastic to put our unique experiences together to make a project successful!"

      Stephanie's Answer

      Wonderful! It sounds like you're genuinely friendly and you truly enjoy building relationships with others.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Once I have made it through the interview process and understand the company culture then I am very excited about meeting new people who I will be working with who share the same enthusiasm."

      Marcie's Answer

      Great! The interviewer will be happy to hear that you're open and excited about meeting your new coworkers. This shows that you're personable and eager to start your new job. Can you talk more about why you're so excited? What do you like about meeting new people? Take this opportunity to show that you can't wait to learn more about your new role and the people you'll be working alongside.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Both. I’m nervous because I do not know anyone. However, I’m excited to learn; I am excited to be involved. I am excited to participate. I am very welcoming and grateful to be here."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It seems you are highly personable, enthusiastic, and also confident. This answer has a nice balance and allows the interviewer to know your personality a bit further.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am very outgoing and sociable; meeting new people excites me, and I love change. I'm a confident individual and happy to introduce myself to people, get to know them on my own accord, and start building connections."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Nicely said! It's apparent that you are friendly and eager to collaborate well with others.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I get excited about meeting new people in all aspects of my life. At a new company yes, and as you are likely to meet people that you wouldn't have encountered before that may become a big part of your life. You can learn new skills from coworkers that you may have different experiences with you that could help in your personal development within a role."

      Marcie's Answer

      Nice! You sound excited to meet new people, and you clearly recognize the benefits of adding new people to your life in terms of learning from them, etc. Can you talk briefly as well about a time when you started a new job and how you successfully managed the experience of meeting lots of new people?

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