Tough Interview Question — Have you ever had a conflict with a boss? presents "Tough Interview Question - Have you ever had a conflict with a boss?" This quick video covers what you need to know for answering this tough interview question.


Hi, everyone. I'm Brian Krueger with and this is The Job Search Minute. Here’s another tough interview question, “have you ever had a conflict with a boss?” Note that if you say “no,” most interviewers will keep drilling deeper to find a conflict. The key is how you behaviorally reacted to conflict and what you did to resolve it. For example, “yes I have had conflict in the past, not major ones, but there have been disagreements that needed to be resolved. I’ve found when conflict occurs, it helps to fully understand the others perspective, so I take time to listen to their point-of-view. Then I seek to work out a collaborative solution. For example . . .” Focus your answer on the behavioral process for resolving the problem and working collaboratively. This has been The Job Search Minute, for more career information please visit

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