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Adaptability Interview

| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.

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If your current company shut down today, what would you do to quickly adapt?

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  1. 1.

    If your current company shut down today, what would you do to quickly adapt?

      The interviewer would like to know more about your ability to adapt and thrive, in stressful situations. This question is hypothetical, so you'll likely need to use your imagination when answering. Show the interviewer that you are capable of adapting to a tough situation.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "If my current company shut down today I would tap into my network, call everyone I knew, and look for a company that needed someone with my skillset. I wouldn't let it get me down, and I would certainly hit the ground running in my job search."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Admin interview

      "If my company closed down, with no notice, I would register as a temporary admin assistant right away. Before landing this full-time position, I worked temporary roles for nearly a year. Although it was hard not knowing what work would be available, and when - it was fun to have the variety. I would make the best of the situation."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Manager interview

      "That's a tough question! I have been with my company for so long that this is the first role I have applied for in ten years. If I lost my job today, I would call in a few favors from industry peers. I have a strong network and a good reputation in this industry so I wouldn't be too worried."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Marketing interview

      "Marketers are often great with public relations so if I lost my job today, I would spruce up my resume, update my website, tidy up my LinkedIn profile and start sending off messages!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Retail interview

      "There are many retail jobs available; however, I am choosy where I land. For that reason, if I lost my job today, I would take to the internet and research best places to work in my area. That's how I found your job posting!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sales interview

      "Sales professional easily adapt! If I lost my job today, I would knock on the doors of my clients and competitors until someone hired me!"

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Teacher interview

      "If my school closed down tomorrow I would make it work by gaining private tutoring gigs, and taking on substitute teaching jobs until a full-time position became available. I am confident in my ability to find a role quickly because of my solid reputation as a caring and skilled teacher."