Direct Interview Questions

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What concerns do you have about working in this position or for this organization?

Direct Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    What concerns do you have about working in this position or for this organization?

      How to Answer

      Keep your concerns light. The interviewer needs to know if there is anything on which you need clarification. Always have a question or two prepared for the end of your interview and make sure they are insightful, rather than surface thoughts.

      Concerns could include:

      - What was the biggest struggle for the previous person in this role?
      - What do you expect to be the biggest hurdle for me, if hired?
      - What do you expect to be the biggest challenge for the company this year?

      Answer Examples

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I do not have concerns related to the job, but I am wondering if you could share with me some details on the new product launch you mentioned earlier. I would like to do some research and come well-prepared for my next interview."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I would like to know what you foresee as the biggest challenge I will face, in my first 90 days of employment? I would like to start off with strong footing and come prepared for my first day, challenges and all!"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "You mentioned a high rate of employee turnover. I have a great amount of experience working with companies that need an overhaul related to employee engagement but would like to know what situation I would be facing. Do you have numbers or stats to share?"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "It is not a concern but more of an inquiry. Could you share with me the average marketing budget that your clients are working with?"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "Brick and mortar retail stores have taken a bit of a hit since the increase in online shopping. Do you plan to introduce an e-commerce option? If so, what is your timeframe for that particular launch?"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I am not concerned, but I would like to have further details on the struggles that the previous sales manager in this territory had. You mentioned that he did not remain in the role for long."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "I am hoping you could share with me the struggles that your district is facing this year? Be it budget cuts or staffing shortages; I would like to come prepared for all challenges in this role."