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Diversity, Equity, and Culture questions

Be ready for new questions during your interview. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have made it to the mainstream and businesses who are looking to foster a supportive environment are including DEI-specific questions.

Here are some examples (from The Muse, "8 Interview Questions About Diversity and Inclusion Every Job Seeker Should Be Able to Answer," by Kelli Newman Manson):

  • Please Share With Us What Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mean to You and Why They’re Important.

  • In Your Opinion, What Is the Most Challenging Aspect of Working in a Diverse Environment?

  • What Is Your Approach to Understanding the Perspectives of Colleagues From Different Backgrounds?

  • How Would You Handle a Situation Where a Colleague Was Being Culturally Insensitive, Sexist, Racist, or Homophobic?

  • How Would You Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion With Colleagues Who Don’t Understand its Importance?

  • Tell Me About a Time When You Advocated for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace.

  • Can You Give Me an Example of How You Make Your Direct Reports Feel a Sense of Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity on a Daily Basis?

  • What Steps Will You Take to Eliminate Bias From Your Hiring Process?


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