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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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What is the riskiest decision you have ever made in your career?

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    What is the riskiest decision you have ever made in your career?

      How to Answer

      One of Facebook's five core values is to 'Be Bold.' Being bold often requires taking calculated risks. The interviewers want to know how you handle making risky or bold decisions. As a successful professional, you know to calculate risk in your industry and career. Tell the interviewers about a work-related risk you have taken and provide details on the outcome.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "The riskiest career choice I ever made was asking for a reduction in hours, from full-time to part-time employment, to pursue my degree in Digital Marketing. My boss could have let me go, but he didn't. Rather, he openly supported my pursuit of higher education."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "One of the riskiest decisions I made was to leave my job with an established organization to join a startup with an innovative idea that I believed in. The start-up was focused on providing a service that would pioneer a new space in the nutraceutical marketplace. Of course, we had some roadblocks along the way, but I learned to quickly pivot in the face of a challenge. I grew significantly during that time, and although it was a risk, it was a wise choice for boosting my career."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I would say when I left xx as I had spent many years of my education and competition to get there. At the time I left without a solid position at hand, but just with the conviction that I wanted to work in a fast-moving company, the technology industry in Southeast Asia. It was a risk, but with just that goal in mind, I worked myself towards it, acquired new skills, got to work in known tech companies in Thailand, got more education in business, and here I am, more solid than before."

      Stephanie's Answer

      Wow! Good for you for taking that risk. It can feel daunting to jump out on a limb not knowing what will catch you, but it sounds like you made this decision thoughtfully and the rewards have paid off for you.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "One of the riskiest decisions I made was my attempt to transition from the EE side to Computer Software. I have an MS EE background, and I could have stayed in my comfort zone and stuck to working in companies where I could continue to build on my EE background. I chose to leave my comfort zone and take on more challenging roles that needed me to ramp up on the software side. I have done this so many times now, and I have learned and grown from these experiences."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Excellent answer! It sounds like you made a well thought, calculated risk and ended up winning. Nice work.

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