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How capable do you think others around you are?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know how you view your coworkers. Your answer should show the interviewer that you appreciate others, respect their skills, are excited about their input, and are willing to implement their ideas. Give an example of a time when you welcomed collaboration from a coworker.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I assume that everyone is just as capable as I am until they prove me different. I always hope my coworker ends up being MORE capable than I am because I embrace opportunities to learn from those around me."

Admin
Answer example

"I am not one to jump in, unsolicited, to help out a coworker with their workload. I like to believe that everyone is capable of doing the job that they have, without my help. Once they ask, I am more than willing to lend a hand."

Manager
Answer example

"I only hire those that I know are very capable of working as a team, and autonomously. I train my staff so well that I know I could be unexpectedly away for a day and they would not skip a beat."

Marketing
Answer example

"Collaboration in a creative setting is vital, and not an option. If I assumed that my coworkers were incapable, I would be railroaded pretty quickly. Our environment is one that gives everyone the opportunity to shine in their particular area, which I greatly appreciate."

Retail
Answer example

"I have asked my coworkers for help many times when it comes to troubleshooting the POS system or making sense of the latest planogram from head office. I assume that my coworkers are more capable than I am in some areas, and perhaps less in others. This balance is what makes teamwork so important."

Sales
Answer example

"My team of salespeople is full of those more capable than I am in some ways, and I am more capable than they are in others. We have a great balance that I, and our customers, appreciate. I am certainly not one to take advantage of my team and assume that I am more capable than they are."

Teacher
Answer example

"My students are incredibly capable. Many teachers underestimate the abilities of their students, but not me! These whippersnappers are incredible with technology these days - it amazes me! As far as my colleagues go, everyone is highly educated and capable. I am happy to work with such a talented faculty."

Written by:

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: 06/01/2015
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

View user-submitted Answers

How capable do you think others around you are?
1.
Very capable and their input is always taken seriously.
2.
They were capable in the fields they were operating in otherwise the company would not perform well.
3.
They are capable especially if you put your mind to it.
4.
As capable as me, I treat everyone the same way I would want to be treated,
5.
As capable as me. I see everyone as equals. I am no more capable than the next person.
6.
I think they're very dependable as long as I have faith.
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I believe everyone is capable of accomplishing their goals. If they are up for all the hard work ahead.
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