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Pew Charitable Trusts Pew Leadership Year Fellow Interview Question

I interviewed in Washington, DC and was asked:
"Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with. What made the situation so difficult, and how did you deal with it?"
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This question is trying to get at your inter-personal skills and ability to manage group dynamics. The interviewer is probably looking for 3 things in this type of question: (1) What was the situation?, (2) What action did you take?, and (3) What were the results? Focus on how you dealt with it and try to emphasize teamwork and flexibility--don't gripe about the situation.

- Interview Candidate on Sep 18, 2011

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