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Are you a reliable friend?

1 of 20 Personal Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on August 21st, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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
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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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