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Tell me about a time when someone challenged your trustworthiness. How did you respond?
Trust must be earned. One of the ways you earn the trust and respect of your future employer is to gain their confidence during the interview process. Your past experiences might look good on paper, but you will also need to be able to explain your accomplishments and back them up with facts. Giving detailed examples provides hard evidence that you are reliable with a solid work ethic. When someone challenges you by not trusting what you say to be true, it can be a bit unnerving, especially if it's someone you have known for a while and trusted. When you give your example here, think through what caused this person to distrust you. Did it have anything to do with your behavior or communication? Be sure you fully understand what happened. Your response is key! You may not have been able to prevent the person's distrust, but you can have an affect on the outcome!

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Tell me about a time when someone challenged your trustworthiness. How did you respond?
For the past few weeks, I have been acting manager in the absence of the store owner at the company where I work. I am the youngest person that works at that location and am the newest employee. For these reasons, my manager was a little skeptical about my capabilities to manage the store alone. My capabilities to run the store in the absence of my supervisor eased her worries and has proven to be of benefit to Cordially Invited.
If you can, tell me about a time when your trustworthiness was challenged. How did you respond?
Eucharisitic minister to an elderly woman who was lonely and asked for more of a visit--my husband to stop in and a longer visit. She relayed our visits to her nephew who wondered why we were willing to get close to her. I respected his decision, backed away and reported it to the parish priest, since I ddint' care for the implied interests.
When I was in high school, my coach accused a few of us on the team from cutting the last half of practice, and going home instead of completing the 3 mile run we were supposed to. I was a little offended, but understood why she thought that we did. I explained to her what happened and because I was reliable in the past, she believed us.
I do not think I have ever been challenged, I have always been a loyal person.
My friends thought I was making up or being paranoid about an affair going on in our circle of friends. I challenged them to think about my convictions and how the person I loved the most was the person being cheated on.
I was asked to take care of one of the corn cannons at my job. I feel like I did very well.
I don't know what that means.
My trustworthiness so far hasn't been challenged but it ever was I would respond by saying no matter what happens between us I will never tell anyone even if we get in fights I will always keep your secret safe.
I was asked to be able to drive my friends home if they got drunk.
When I was working as a sales associate and accidentally rung up an item under the wrong number, I apologized and said I would pay closer attention.
- trustworthy all around.
When I was asked to give internal data by a client. I politely declined to do so as it would involve giving out proprietary information.
I thought about consequences and the effect my actions would have on numerous people. My loss outweighed my gain.
I have worked in a place where my trust was used and abused therefore making my desire to work there dwindled FAST. I am a loyal person when it comes to my job and when it comes to trust - I take it very seriously.
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