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Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

15 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

Companies will have confidentiality agreements for a variety of reasons. These could be to protect their trade secrets or to ensure that you do not bring clients over on the occasion that you leave their company. Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on confidentiality agreements.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I never have, to my knowledge, broken a confidentiality agreement. Despite my reasons for leaving a position, I would never choose to hurt a previous employer in any way."

Admin
Answer example

"Confidentiality agreements are necessary and important to protect an organization. I understand the need for confidentiality and take those factors very seriously. I have never broken the trust of my employer."

Manager
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"I have signed NDA's in all of my previous roles, with no issues. As a manager in this particular industry, I also understand the importance of asking my new hires to sign the same. I hold myself, and my team, accountable to confidentiality agreements."

Marketing
Answer example

"I sign a waiver with every one of my clients, and I have had thousands of clients in my marketing career. I would never compromise a company or person's request for confidence."

Retail
Answer example

"No. I have only once had a confidentiality agreement and had no problem adhering to it."

Sales
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"In my sales career, I have been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, before onboarding, more often than not. Discretion has never been an issue for me, and I am happy to comply with any matters of confidence brought up in your organization."

Teacher
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"Being a teacher requires a great amount of tact, discretion, and respect for your student's privacy. I understand the importance of this and would never knowingly compromise any confidential matter."

Secretary
Answer example

"I never have, to my knowledge, broken a confidentiality agreement. Despite my reasons for leaving a position, I would never choose to hurt a previous employer in any way."

Business Analyst
Answer example

"Confidentiality agreements are necessary and important to protect an organization. I understand the need for confidentiality and take those factors very seriously. I have never broken the trust of my employer or client."

Chiropractor
Answer example

"I have never, to my knowledge, broken a confidentiality agreement. Despite my reasons for leaving a position, I would never choose to hurt a previous employer in any way."

MRI Technologist
Answer example

"I never have, to my knowledge, broken a confidentiality agreement. Despite my reasons for leaving a position, I would never choose to hurt a previous employer, or a patient, in any way."

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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 an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/07/2017
Last modified on: 01/08/2019

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