Cooperation Skills – Interview Questions

Interview Question: Some people believe life is all about “The survival of the fittest”. Today, others are suggesting, from new biological evidence, that life is in fact all about the “The survival of the most cooperative”. What do you think?

Interview Answer Guide: Candidate should knows the importance of co-operating, they seem to try to co-operate with others, and tries their best to keep the relationship with his/hers co-workers and superiors healthy.

Interview Question: Give me an example of a situation where you helped your colleague perform a particular task in which you had better knowledge on the subject?

Interview Answer Guide: Should be helpful; team player; ready to help people in the team.

Interview Question: Can you tell me about a time when you backed off in a meeting because you felt someone else should speak or have an opportunity? 

Interview Answer Guide: Answer should show that they have self-control, have respect for others, are ready to help people, and that they are a team player.

Interview Question: Tell me about a time when you acted as a mediator to help colleagues resolve their differences.

Interview Answer Guide: Does the candidate show that they can handle conflict and/or that they have the ability to mediate situations? Can they come up with a solution that will be in the best interest of all the people involved?

Interview Question: How would you show co-workers the importance of co-operation?

Interview Answer Guide: Answers should show the need for a healthy, self-respecting, functional team and how vitally important cooperation is for success in modern commercial life

Interview Question: Give me an example of a time when you tried your best to work with someone, but the problems still remained. What did you learn from that situation?

Interview Answer Guide: Should understand and try to cooperate with others and work hard to keep the relationship with co-workers healthy.

Interview Question: Give an example of a time when you assisted a co-worker to enhance their work skills?

Interview Answer Guide: Should discuss helping co-workers with their work for the benefit of the company and the company’s customers.

Interview Question: Tell me about a time when you had to help a co-worker who had made a bad mistake. What did you do?

Interview Answer Guide: Should have tried to help the person; appear to go out of their way to help others; appear to care about what is best for the company; does not seem to exploit colleagues for his/her own benefit.

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