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Are you a reliable friend?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

This question should have a simple answer. Of course, you are a reliable friend! What the interviewer is looking for, is an example of a time when you were a stand-up friend to someone else. Being a great friend will show the interviewer that you are an unselfish person, and willing to go out of your way to help someone out.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am a very reliable friend! I have an excellent memory, and my friends often comment on how well I remember birthdays and other important dates. You can always count on me to remember significant dates and facts."

Admin
Answer example

"My friends are like family to me, and they consider me reliable, and they are reliable to me in return. I have a close-knit group of about eight girlfriends. We get together to do something fun about once a month. I enjoy this catch-up time, and we have some great laughs as well. I am very thankful for my wonderful friends."

Manager
Answer example

"I pride myself on being a reliable person. My friends know they can count on me to do them favors when I am available. It is important to me that I am there for others when they need me. Recently I drove a friend to the airport and picked him up. And, just this past weekend, I helped a friend move."

Marketing
Answer example

"My friends often comment on the fact that I am an excellent listener. I am active in my participation in their lives and will offer help and advice when asked. I have a 'no phone' rule when hanging out with my friends also. My cell phone is not on the table, and I am invested in the conversation at hand."

Retail
Answer example

"I have some very close friends who have been with me since elementary school. I take pride in being a great friend that they can lean on. It's important to be a person of your word, and someone that others can rely on."

Sales
Answer example

"I am reliable to those who are my friend, and to those who are not close to me. I was raised to be a good person, helpful at every opportunity, and not to exclude anyone in need."

Teacher
Answer example

"I am reliable to my friends and coworkers alike. It's important to be able to lean on others and to be that person, in return."

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.
Published: 08/21/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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