Strategy Statement:

The interviewer wants to know your opinion regarding the impact of politics in the workplace.

Sample Response:

Politics can be as much a divider as a unifier, and it seems to me that it’s a risk to bring politics into the workplace... and risks are seldom a good idea. Even given a slight chance that a comment or a stand will alienate someone on the team, I generally will avoid bringing that stand to the front. People will respect your position, but (if it’s one that they don’t agree with) your business relationship risks being tainted.

In the most recent election year, the divisive of politics was more apparent than ever. I chose to lead by example, and respectfully begged-off from any conversation regarding politics.

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