Describe a Situation in Which You Had to Arrive at a Compromise or Guide Others to a Compromise

The remainder of this chapter contains typical interview questions, both behavioral and traditional, and sample story-based responses to them. The question is in the headline. Note that many of these stories contain emotional content to draw the interviewer in and help him or her identify with the interviewee.

My first semester in college, I was a political-science major. My introductory government professor had a differing political view from mine. We disagreed on everything, and many classes were filled with criticizing each other’s view. However, on one test I answered a question with the view I believe in, and she marked it wrong. So I asked her how an opinion can be wrong, and she said because her opinion is the way she taught it in class. I pointed out that my answer showed I understood the concepts of the question. She agreed, and I also agreed not be so combative in answers on tests. Compromise is the key to problem resolution.

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