Recruiters ask “ethics” questions to understand your morals and integrity. One example could be “Is it acceptable to lie in business?” or “Does your resume have any exaggerations or lies in it?”.
If an interviewer asks you this question, don’t take it personally and don’t be alarmed. Answer truthfully.
Another type of “ethics” question could be about companies you’ve worked for. For example, if you were employed at Facebook and responsible for the Cambridge Analytica account, or working at Volkswagen on emissions during “dieselgate”, you likely have a story to tell. In telling this story, you should follow the STAR method – situation, task, action, result. If you have these kinds of stand-out experiences you should prepare to be asked about them in an interview.
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