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What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?

9 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know how to avoid demotivating you on the job. Everyone will have some particular triggers that cause them to feel dissatisfaction on the job. Talk to the interviewer about any factors that may deflate or discourage you in the workplace.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I can feel dissatisfaction on the job when I am not feeling heard or when there is not mutual respect among the team members. I work best in more harmonious situations where there is little drama or gossip."

Admin
Answer example

"I feel dissatisfied when I work hard but constantly hit roadblocks. Obstacles happen, but when you can't get anywhere because there are so many of them, it is frustrating."

Manager
Answer example

"I feel dissatisfied when an employee becomes unresponsive or quits. I feel a sense of responsibility for my team, and those they train. When they are unhappy, I feel as though I failed them."

Marketing
Answer example

"I become dissatisfied with my job when I do not work in a collaborative team environment. I have held marketing roles where I am in my office most of the day and rarely interact with any other creatives on my team. I much prefer team and cross-departmental collaboration."

Retail
Answer example

"I have felt dissatisfied on the job when I feel underpaid and overworked. I don't mind working hard at all, but I don't like to feel as though I'm being taken advantage of."

Sales
Answer example

"When I see success few and far between, it is very unmotivating for me. I am a hunter and a true salesperson. These personality traits mean that I am most satisfied when deals are closing, and negotiations are challenging. I am most dissatisfied with slow-paced sales environments with long sales cycles of 6 months or more."

Teacher
Answer example

"I find that my dissatisfaction, as an educator, comes when the board or district cuts budgets which disallows me to give my students experience such a new technology in the classroom or educational field trips. In an ideal world, teachers would have all resources at their fingertips. This factor is why I am seeking a move into the private education sector where there are more financial allowances and better opportunities for the students."

Academic Advisor
Answer example

"I can feel dissatisfaction on the job when I am not feeling heard or when there is not mutual respect among the team members. I work best in more harmonious situations where there is little drama or gossip."

Library Technician
Answer example

"I can feel dissatisfaction on the job when I am not feeling heard or when there is not a mutual respect among the team members. I work best in more harmonious situations where there is little drama or gossip."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
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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