The recession is over. The National Bureau of Economic Research says so. Therefore, it follows that many people who were looking for work over the past year will now be interviewing for new jobs. For many of these people, the word interview is synonymous with phrases like nervous stomach and cold sweats. Bringing your best self to the table is paramount, and never easy, but being prepared for the most obvious questions will help. One of these has nothing to do with job skills.
Considering that most people spend more time with their colleagues than their own children, interviewers have to assess whether candidates are compatible with the people already on board. They wonder, Do I want to work with you? Why would I want to work with you? Does anyone else like working with you? Interviewers rarely come right out and ask these questions. It is a candidate’s responsibility to recognize the spirit of the question and be ready with a satisfactory response.