How Would You Deal With A Difficult Co-Worker?

HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT CO-WORKER? (Interview Question & TOP-SCORING Answer!)

WHAT NOT TO SAY…“I would ask my manager to deal with the difficult co-worker. I’m not paid to manage staff so I think I would let them deal with it!”

DO NOT use that answer to the common interview question, “how would you deal with a difficult co-worker?”

But how do you answer it without failing your interview?

Well, if you have a job interview coming up soon for any role or company, keep reading because we will give you the perfect answer!

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#1. We will explain why the hiring manager is asking you the interview question, HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT CO-WORKER? If you understand why the question is being asked, it enables you to give the perfect top-scoring answer!

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WHY IS THE HIRING MANAGER ASKING YOU THE INTERVIEW QUESTION, “HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT CO-WORKER?”

The hiring manager is asking this interview question because they want to hear you say you will take positive action to improve the working relationship with the difficult co-worker.

If you are a mature and professional employee who genuinely wants their business to be successful, you will do all you can to improve the situation, regardless of how difficult your co-worker is.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ANSWER

The best way to answer the interview question, “how would you deal with the difficult co-worker?”, is to say the following 3 things in your answer:

  1. Is to say you would assess your own actions to make sure you weren’t CONTRIBUTING NEGATIVELY to the situation. 
  2. Is to say you would then sit down in private with your co-worker to find a compromise so the working relationship can be productive and positive.
  3. Is to say that you would try and work closely with them on a project or task to build a better connection so you can then both help the company achieve its mission.

“HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT CO-WORKER?” EXAMPLE ANSWER!

“I would deal with a difficult co-worker by first making sure I wasn’t contributing to the situation in a negative way. I would then sit down with them in private to find an amicable way forward. I would find out what was important to them. I would try to build a connection with them and even see if I could work with them more closely on a task r project to try and improve the working relationship. Because at the end of the day, we are employees of the company and we both have a duty to collaborate and do all we can to help each achieve the company’s commercial objective.”

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