1. What do you think coworkers would say about your performance / productivity?
2. What would coworkers say about your professionalism / behavior?
These questions had me baffled. The main reason is because if my coworkers were asked the same question: I don't have any opinions towards either of these questions; so the answer should be lost on them as well?
How do you approach these questions?
Software Testing, Second Edition: "Intelligently weighing the risks and reducing the infinite possibilities to a manageable effective set is where the magic is."
Lazy idiot may or may not be incorrect. That depends on you and your coworkers. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
For me, it depends who is doing the asking.
A hiring manager might be trying to see how you would fit in well with the rest of her/his team and the company's culture, personality-wise. Potential coworkers might be trying to see if you are a team player, a rigid management suck-up, or something else. Potential staff might be trying to find out what kind of hard-driving boss (or not) they might be facing.
I usually try to give the questioner a sense of my personality, the way and pace at which I like to work, and try to ease any fears they might have about me.