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5 Tricky Job Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

Get Answers to the Tough Questions During Job Interviews

1. Can you handle a little competition?

"How do you manage office politics?"

ANSWER: "I try to avoid getting involved in office politics, but I also realize that this is not always possible. My strategy is to be as honest and authentic as I can when interacting with others, both inside and outside the company. For example, I’ve had some team members who tried to steal the spotlight on shared projects as a way to create an alliance with the boss. Fortunately, because of my straightforward approach, I was able to speak with both my boss and my colleagues about the situation, and we collaborated on future projects by emphasizing our combined strengths."