Would you use inside information you heard by chance?


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It can happen that an interviewer will present you with a similar situational question and you may wonder what is the right way to respond to it.

 

 

Indeed, you want to come across as someone who is looking to advance their career and be an asset to the company.

 

Yet, you are a person who is disciplined and can be trusted.

 

If you show too much willingness to betray the trust of your friend, the interviewer might doubt whether you are worthy of the trust of the company.

 

Think about it.

 

You might come in contact with confidential information at work and you want to appear to the interviewer as someone who can be trusted.

 

Still, there is something you can do with the information that you received. And that is to make use of it in your own work.

 

Maybe the other company is planning a certain campaign that you know about. You can work on suggestions for the one your company is working on.

 

Many people really struggle answering questions like these and it really pays off to think about a few similar scenarios in advance.

 

Take into consideration what kind of role you are applying for and what skills are required.

 

If you are likely going to be in contact with sensitive information, then focus on appearing as trustworthy and reliable as possible.

 

This will help you convince the recruiter that you are the right person for the job.

 

What about you?

 

Have you ever been asked a similar question?

 

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Would you use inside information you heard by chance?



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