In this video tutorial, watch an example of how two people answered the common interview question how did you handle a disagreement with your boss? Valerie Sutton, director Career Services at Harvard Graduate School of Education, analyzes their answers and offers tips on how to best address this interview question and ways to improve.
- We're now looking at some examples of job candidates…answering, "Tell me about a time you disagreed…"with your boss."…It is important to understand that disagreements happen.…Knowing the specific company's workplace norms…can be helpful in forming your answer,…but if not, you should focus on your critical…thinking skills, integrity, and what you…learned in the situation.…Let's see how our candidate, Tom, answers this question.…He's interviewing for an entry-level position…as a UX designer.…- Tell me about the last time you had…a disagreement with your boss.…
- I was working at a startup company and I wanted…a little more responsibility, and so I spoke to…my boss about it, but she didn't think it was a good idea…because I was new.…She thought that I didn't have the organizational skills.…I listened to her, and I demonstrated that,…and I think in the future, I would advocate…for myself a little better.…- Great.…- Although this was an example that was a bad situation,…Tom did not focus on the negatives.…He used a specific example where he listened…
- Tell me about your strengths
- Tell me about your weaknesses
- Why are you interested in our company?
- Why did you leave your previous company?
- Tell me how you handled a difficult situation
- What questions do you have?
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. The Who and What of the Interview
Types of interview questions1m 35s
2. Common Question 1
3. Common Question 2
4. Common Question 3
5. Common Question 4
6. Common Question 5
7. Common Question 6
8. Common Question 7
9. Common Question 8
10. Common Question 9
11. Common Question 10
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