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

1 of 17 Direct Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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?

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"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."

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"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!"

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"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?"

Answer example

"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?"

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"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?"

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"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."

Answer example

"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."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 02/09/2011
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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What concerns do you have about working in this position or for this organization?
Basically nothing concerns me I feel like I can adapt quickly to the environment.
Pharmacy technician.
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