Correction Officer Interview

30 Correction Officer Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
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Do you have a problem with authority?

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  1. 1.

    Do you have a problem with authority?

      As a correction officer, you need to be able to report to a variety of levels comfortably. Using a real-life example is always the best route to take when asked a behavior-based question. If you can, discuss the relationship between yourself and your most recent employer.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I do not have a problem with answering to authority. While working in prison, you must always answer to your authority figures with the utmost respect as the inmates are always watching. My previous supervisor and I had a very great working relationship, and she is happy to give a strong reference as well."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I fully understand that there needs to be a level of authority in the workplace, especially in the prison system. I will have no issue with authority. It's necessary, and I embrace it."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Not! I have had many varieties of personalities supervising me in my career, and I have also been a leader in a wide range of personalities. Clear-cut authority is a must in the corrections system, and I respect this, to the fullest degree."

      Anonymous Answer

      "Of course not, we need to have authority in all situations in life. If we didn’t have authority, we would have a lot more problems in the world."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Solid response; however, I have reworded it just to soften the delivery a touch.

      "I do not have a problem with authority. We need people in authoritative roles, in all situations in life."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "No I do not, I always report to my superiors in the upmost respect, because I expect the same respect back and know that it’s necessary to have oversight and chain of command."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Very well said. Great work :)

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