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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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Change is par for the course with Facebook. When have you had to adapt to change?

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    Change is par for the course with Facebook. When have you had to adapt to change?

      How to Answer

      Facebook products are constantly changing, being added, removed, and tweaked. Being able to adapt to an ever-changing environment and digital product cycle is a crucial skill to possess. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have had to adjust to changes on the job. Discuss how you handled the shift in a positive manner.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "In my previous role at a high-growth tech startup, the sales organization was restructured many times, from a new boss to new teams and territories. Some of the accounts I had been nurturing but had not yet converted were handed off to another sales rep who received the fruits of my labor. Of course, this can be very frustrating; however, by sitting down with management to understand the 'why' of the change, I was able to see the more significant objective. Ultimately, I pushed myself harder and increased my sales performance."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "In my current role, there is a lot of turnover when it comes to our management team. I have had to adapt to 3 new managers in the past four years. It is not the ideal situation, but I can adjust for the good of the team. One of the biggest factors that draw me to Facebook is that your employee tenure stats are strong. This tenure tells me that you can put more focus on changing products and tweaking your offering versus being bogged down by turnover and HR-related issues."

      3 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I've had to adapt to the needs of new clients that were more digitally oriented. Our first clients required more traditional advertising, whereas our newer clients were more focused on digital advertising. I worked on digital campaigns and learned new things along the way. This sparked my interest in social advertising at Facebook."

      Stephanie's Answer

      Great response; you provide a specific example of how you've adapted to change. You may wish to focus on the adaptability/flexibility aspect a bit more to strengthen your response. If you are naturally a highly adaptable person, this would be an excellent time to say so!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have had to adapt to change for every single role that I undertook which had a pretty different set of responsibilities. I also have the experience of changing sectors, starting work in a country that I didn't grow up in, and in each team that I was in, it was a different cultural composition of people. In essence, my whole career (as well as education) has been a story of change and I am confident to be able to successfully adapt to the next new role and environment as well."

      Stephanie's Answer

      Wow! It's evident that you've experienced a lot of change during your life, in a variety of aspects. Good for you for being so adaptable--this is a highly marketable skill!

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