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VETFIT Java Developer Intern Interview San Antonio, TX

When you had an interpersonal conflict with someone, how

  did you handle it.
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I explained how, on the first day I did change of command inventories, my first sergeant said he would work hard when I took command, but he was retiring in 6 months and to keep that in mind. I explained to the interviewers how I incorporated him into my command team by having lunch with him frequently where our soldiers ate in the chow hall and soliciting his feedback for my command vision and intent. I used the question to highlight that he ended up working really hard, remained an important part of the command team, that I respected and facilitated everything he needed to do to retire, and that he made me so successful I got to stay in command for 2 years, when half my branch did not get command and those that did only stayed in for one. My story was a true story, but I could have chosen many others. However, I find its best to choose a story that highlights your competency and teamwork for interview purposes.

Interview Candidate on Jan 25, 2014

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