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Asked by Jonathan on June 26, 2017

I'm interviewing for another role within the same company. What would be an appropriate example to the question regarding workplace ethical dilemmas? I don't want to speak badly of colleagues and company- but can't think of a workplace related answer! Any thoughts?

Answered by Brandy, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on June 27, 2017

Great question! You might try answering the question with more of a broad response rather than pinpointing a particular person or situation. Let them know your thoughts on handling an ethical or unethical situation. This will show the interviewers your views if a situation should arise. Just stick to your personal values and morals, you should be fine. Good luck!!

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Answered by Kimberly , Hiring Expert at Emerson, on June 28, 2017

Hello!
Take the time to familiarize yourself with the company's Ethics handbbok.  Determine who the Ethics officer is and follow the policy and/or the chain of command as stated.
Good Luck!

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Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on June 28, 2017

Hi there!  You can speak to hypothetical examples of how you handle different types of ethical decisions and situations.  No need to go into specifics.  If they are really just trying to dig into your character and decision making process then you can demonstrate that without throwing anyone under the bus. 

Be prepped with a scenario.  Then speak to how you would handle it.  Best of luck!

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Answered by Tony, Hiring Expert at Hill-Rom, on June 28, 2017

Hello! I agree with everyone below. You may have yet to experience ethical dilemmas in the workplace or perhaps would rather not go into specifics so there is no problem answering this question on how you would handle this situation hypothetically. If you speak to your character and values and demonstrate how you would handle such dilemmas, then you should be perfectly fine. I hope this helps and good luck!

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