It`s a good idea to decide what conflict you want to talk about before your interview. This way, you can practice your answer in advance and even some notes of history details that you need to check before the interview starts. In general, a few versatile stories ready for different behavioral questions can help you give great answers, even if interview-Jitter up. If you`re just starting your career, you may not have enough experience to have a conflict with your boss. If you don`t have an example, don`t tell me “it never happened to me!” and nothing else. Instead of saying nothing, you explain how you would handle a hypothetical situation. Don`t over-practice your answer, but make sure you have something to say rather than like you`ve never had this problem. You don`t want to sound like you`re rehearsing, but you don`t want to get stuck saying anything. Example: “In one of my previous tasks, the staff manager wanted to collect personal identifying information, such as social security numbers, for applications.
He insisted that the information be safe, and even though I believed it, I still did not agree with this practice. I understood that it took staff to collect this information at the time of hiring, to verify the authorization for employment, but I did not agree to collect it from each candidate. Example: “In my experience, I worked with a group to prepare a presentation for leadership. The group was responsible for designing an idea and presenting a project plan for the implementation of the idea. We chose an idea and developed an action plan for the presentation. Two of the team members held daily meetings to discuss the plan and progress. Other team members, including myself, disagreed with this approach because the team disagreed with a protocol for notifying the progress and conclusion of the process. There are countless ways to answer the question, “Tell me about a time when you didn`t agree with your boss,” depending on the situations you`ve been through. Here too, the best thing to do is honest, concise and clear about how you learned a valuable lesson, and that has made you a more valuable resource for the company for which you are conducting interviews. This question is not the time to talk about your boss`s mistake or how you couldn`t stand a corporate policy and you didn`t do anything about it. This is not the time to talk about it if you have corrected your boss, if they have made a mistake. No, this question is really not about you against your boss.
Don`t forget that your old boss doesn`t come with you for your new job. As far as liability is concerned, it turns out that you had an innovative idea. You have taken responsibility for making changes – or at least trying to make a change by sharing an idea with your boss – for the better of the company. Example: “In my job as a marketing account manager, I was responsible for managing all relationships with five large clients. Once, an angry customer approached my boss about how I run an email marketing campaign. My boss was angry and lured me into his office to tell me that she agreed with the client and that I had mismanaged the campaign. I did not agree with her. I had spent weeks researching campaign data and bringing all parties together, and I felt that the campaign was well managed. Talk about what led to the conflict between you and your boss and all the background information you need. The biggest is to discuss why the disagreement came, says Jared Curley, Employment Specialist at Mary Free Bed Hospital.