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30 Correction Officer Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
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How do you get along with other correction officers?

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    How do you get along with other correction officers?

      The interviewer wants to gauge if you can maintain healthy relationships in the workplace. They want to know more about the dynamics with your coworkers. Think about what you enjoyed about some of your relationships with past coworkers. Excellent communication, sense of humor, and support are all great qualities that make co-worker relationships healthy and harmonious.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I get along great with my fellow officers. I try to maintain a positive attitude and be supportive, whether I am offering to assist someone who is overwhelmed, or if I am taking time to listen to someone who is having a bad day."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I can get along with a great variety of individuals. I appreciate diversity in experience, and I look forward to learning from everyone on your team."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "One thing I have learned through my many years as a corrections officer is the fact that it never helps to bring an ego to work. I am happy to work harmoniously with everyone on the team. My references will also attest to the fact that I am easy to approach and get along with."

      Anonymous Answer

      "You have to have good relationships and work well with your fellow correction officers. You want to ensure they have your back and you have theirs because in a job like this, anything can happen and you need each other."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It's likely that you will lose the interviewers' attention with 'You' statements vs. 'I' statements. Try personalizing this answer to grab their interest. I have provided a starter, below.

      "I understand the importance of creating and maintaining good relationships with my fellow correction officers. I will develop strong relationships by showing my coworkers that I have their back in any situation. In the military, I created solid relationships by...(give an example of your relationship-building skills in action)."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "During my agility testing, I got to know one of your correction officers. He was a great guy, telling me what to expect during this interview process and on the actual job. He told me he knows 100% all the other officers he works with have his back 100%. That is something I want to be a part of, and I believe I would fit right in with those guys."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Your response shows that you are friendly and easy to get along with. Avoid mentioning that a correction officer told you insider info on the interview process, as the interviewers may not like that (depends on the environment). Also, you will want to beware of statements that are geared towards a single gender. I have reworded this for you below.

      "During my agility test, I got to know one of your correction officers. He was very encouraging about the process and gave me excellent insight into the day-to-day workings of being a correction officer. He told me that he knows each one of his coworkers has his back, 100%. I look forward to being part of a work environment where people watch out for each other."

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