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Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution Interview Questions

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical conflictinterview questions asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interviewing skills section of the SU Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Quinncia or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Below are sample Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution interview questions.

-How do you cope with conflict in the workplace?
-Are there any times where you had a conflict with a superior? If yes, how did you handle it and resolve it?
-Give an instance where you had to settle a conflict between two individuals.
-Tell me about a team project when you had to work with someone difficult.
-Tell me about a time you had a conflict at work.
-Give an example of a time you had to respond to an unhappy manager/customer/colleague.
-Tell me about a time that you disagreed with a rule or approach.
-Give an example of successfully resolving a conflict in the workplace
-What influenced you to choose this career?
-Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours.
-Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict while working on a team. How did you handle that?
-Describe a time when you struggled to build a relationship with someone important. How did you eventually overcome that?
-We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
-Tell me about a time you needed to get information from someone who wasn’t very responsive. What did you do?
-Tell me about a time you were under a lot of pressure. What was going on, and how did you get through it?
-Describe a time when your team or company was undergoing some change. How did that impact you, and how did you adapt?
-Tell me about the first job you’ve ever had. What did you do to learn the ropes?
-Give me an example of a time when you had to think on your feet in order to delicately extricate yourself from a difficult or awkward situation.
-Tell me about a time you failed. How did you deal with this situation?
-Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities.
-Describe a long-term project that you managed. How did you keep everything moving along in a timely manner?
-Sometimes it’s just not possible to get everything on your to-do list done. Tell me about a time your responsibilities got a little overwhelming. What did you do?
-Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself. How did you go about ensuring that you would meet your objective?
-Give me an example of a time you managed numerous responsibilities. How did you handle that?

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