Eric told me he recently had the question on cultural diversity for the Stockton
and Glendale tests. He said, After just completing a coaching session that
covered this question, I have a better understanding about diversity and how my
life experience of being in Indonesia can fold into my answer. I now understand
why too many candidates get caught flat-footed on this question like I
We often hear I'm stumped on cultural diversity questions.
For most candidates, the oral board is the most difficult part of the hiring
process. Cultural diversity questions can be the toughest. Most candidates have
trouble in this area. Even for those with diverse backgrounds. It's not as easy
for most people to just use common sense. Yes, we try to get the wheels turning
in the candidates mind.
Many don't realize they have already experienced cultural diversity going to
school, in the military traveling, and at work. Once they can identify
situations that demonstrate that understanding, and put it in a story form as
part of their answer to this question in an oral board, is where it starts
making a difference.
Since everyone has a different life experience and you don't want to sound like
the other candidate "Clones", it's tough to give a generized answer here. This
is an area where you have to prepare a personalized answer.
use a simple three-step method: