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How capable do you think others around you are?

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Updated on June 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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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.

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 06/01/2015
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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