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Tell me about a responsibility in your former or current position that you really enjoyed.

1 of 12 Job Satisfaction 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

The interviewer would like to know about the types of responsibilities that excite you. Were you asked to take on a particular task, project, or responsibility that gave you a strong sense of enjoyment? Talk to the interviewer about this specific task and what it meant to you.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"In additional to my regular responsibilities, my previous employer also asked me to be the head of our social committee. This opportunity was stimulating for me because I love to have a workplace where people know each other, are comfortable having a meaningful conversation, and where everyone can let loose now and then. I planned four social events per year, and the turnout was always wonderful. Employee engagement went up, and some powerful connections created."

Admin
Answer example

"In my former position, I took on our social media marketing which was a lot of fun. I was pretty good with it as well!"

Manager
Answer example

"I was tasked with hosting tours of the facility. My tours included VPs, vendors, and potential customers. It was nice learning about our stakeholders while showing them around."

Marketing
Answer example

"I was recently given the opportunity to speak to a class of university students who were in their first year of marketing and communications. I spoke to them for an hour, all about the variety of career paths available to them, the perks of the job, and how to properly network in their industry. It was amazing to have all eyes on me and to be able to share my wealth of knowledge."

Retail
Answer example

"In my current role, I was asked to review resume submissions and shortlist them for the regional manager. He gave me the must-have's that we were looking for and let me do it all. It was fascinating to see the range of backgrounds in the applicants."

Sales
Answer example

"My current manager tasked me with revamping our sales training so that our new hires would feel they were given more thorough training from the start. It was a big undertaking, and it sparked ideas in me that I forgot I had!"

Teacher
Answer example

"I enjoyed being the soccer coach this year for our boys' team. We made it all the way to nationals, an incredible experience for all involved. I have a passion for sports and would love to pick up a similar responsibility at your school."

Machinist
Answer example

"In additional to my regular responsibilities, my previous employer also asked me to be the head of our social committee. This was very exciting for me because I love to have a workplace where people know each other, are comfortable having a meaningful conversation, and where everyone can let loose now and then. I planned 4 social events per year and the turnout was always wonderful. Employee engagement went up and some very strong connections were made."

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: 01/08/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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