Strategy Statement:

Risks are risky. The interviewer chiefly wants to know how you define risk within a work environment.

Sample Response:

Taking a risk means being prepared to lose something. There is no risk if there’s no possibility of loss. Because of that, I don’t feel that there’s room for “risky behavior” in the workplace. I’m not willing to lose my reputation/my position/my standing, and I am not ever going to put the success of the company/division at stake. There are parameters in which a person has to operate, and subjecting yourself (and others) to loss based on your having taken a risk is unacceptable. I do like to think creatively, I do like to think outside the box, and there are times that I might take a chance... but I would never subject myself, any other person or entity to risk…

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