interview integrity

Interview Question: How do you define integrity?

interview integrityInterview Question: How do you define integrity?

The Strategy

You need to make this question your own. Everyone has a set of values that guide their behavior, so it is necessary that you know what those are going into your interview. You need to know what your core values are so take some time to write some down and think on them before your interview. I like to talk about how I have a set of core values that I live by each and every day. To have integrity you need to live by your core values on a consistent basis. One thing you need to know is that some fire departments have a set of core values and most have a mission statement. This is an example of how and organization can exercise integrity. It is important to note that a set of core values at an organization is a set of values that everyone can agree upon and rally behind. Make sure you research your department and know the core values and the mission statement. It is important to note that the public is very trusting of us. They let us walk into their homes without any hesitation. We must always be mindful of our responsibility to have the highest integrity. We must never betray the public’s trust.

Example

Integrity is having a set of core values that you live by on a consistent, daily basis. I have a set of values that remind me to stay humble, treat others like I want to be treated, and I refuse to be offended. I try to consistently model this and it is part of who I am. I understand that your department also has a set of core values. This is exceptional because it is a set of values that the entire organization can agree upon and rally behind. The core values remind us of whom we are in this organization. They remind me of how I need to conduct myself when walking into the homes of a trusting public or into a local business to conduct a fire inspection. If selected to become part of your organization I will continue to live a life of integrity on and off duty. Thank you.