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What is the one thing you would change about this career path if you could?

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 what changes you would make to this career path if you could. Are there any aspects of this career path that you always said you would change if you could? Talk to the interviewer about something that you would change - if it were possible. Be sure to avoid any factors that would create a red flag on the employers' part (IE: I wish I could work fewer hours).

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"One thing that I would change about this career path, if I could, would be the number of apprenticeship hours that it takes to complete your education. I feel that if more apprenticeship hours were required, it would be easier to find quality and better-equipped staff when hiring."

Admin
Answer example

"If anything could change in the administrative world, I would like to see administrative assistants seen as a more important part of a team. We truly can be the glue that holds an organization together through streamlining processes and helping team members with paperwork related tasks, and client needs."

Manager
Answer example

"I have waited many years to find a solid management position in this industry. If I could change anything about this career path, I would create more opportunities for growth and advancement for those keen on it."

Marketing
Answer example

"I find in marketing, and with the growth of social media, that everyone calls themselves a marketing pro now. If I could change anything, I would want appropriate credentials to hold a heavier weight for clients when they are deciding on who to hire."

Retail
Answer example

"If I could, I would change the constant low-price battle between competitors. Price is important to compete, but I feel that quality suffers from it."

Sales
Answer example

"If I could change anything about the software sales industry, I would change the length of time it takes to complete a sale. As a salesperson we like to see quick wins; however, some clients can take months to make a decision. At the same time, this does all to the thrill of the chase."

Teacher
Answer example

"If I could change anything in education, I would ask for bigger budgets for public schools. We run on such a tight budget that we often need to head community fundraising efforts just to ensure that our kids are receiving the best learning opportunities possible."

Animal Control Workers
Answer example

"One thing that I would change about this career path, if I could, would be the amount of apprenticeship hours that it takes to complete your education. I feel that if more apprenticeship hours were required, it would be easier to find quality and better equipped staff when hiring."

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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