Conforming Candidate?

Interview Question: Tell me about a particular situation when you conformed to a policy even though you did not agree with it.

If ever there was a response to listen to ever so carefully — this one is it. Everything from the order of what is said to the tone to the “spin” are all on the table with this loaded question. Do they imply or state that the decision they went along with was a mistake? Do they reinforce that supporting it was the right thing to do as a loyal employee or the right thing to do so as not to make waves? 

Do they tell you that the decision was a good one and they were wrong? I recommend you ask this in every second interview for sure.