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Job Interview Question: Working With a Manager

Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager?

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Review sample answers to the interview question "Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager?" Be careful answering questions about previous managers. You don't want to come across as difficult, and you want to cast any past experiences in the most positive light possible.

  • I had a rocky start with a manager once, because we had different expectations for the flow of the workday. Once we talked about it, we realized that our goals were very compatible, and we were able to work very successfully together for several years.
  • I have found that if I take the time to talk with my manager at the beginning of a project, we can all get off to a great start on the same page.
  • I would say that I have never really had a problem working with anyone. I try to find our common ground, and get along with everyone's different personality.

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