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What do you believe is the biggest challenge for this management position?

1 of 25 Management 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

Each new career will come with its own set of challenges. Openly share with the interviewer what you feel would be the biggest challenge for this particular position.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I feel that the biggest challenge for this management position will be to learn your in-depth industry. I have some experience in your industry but understand that a lot of research still needs to happen. I am happy to start learning, right away!"

Admin
Answer example

"I believe that the biggest challenge will be learning the ins and outs of your company while gaining a grasp of the workplace culture at the same time. I am expecting a learning curve, but I look forward to the challenge!"

Manager
Answer example

"The biggest challenge for me when initially starting this role will be to learn all of your product SKU's. Your inventory is vast, and I am sure it will take me some time which is why I plan to begin studying up on your products immediately. I want my new team to see my investment right away."

Marketing
Answer example

"When it comes to marketing and project management I do spend a great deal of time with my clients with whom I create a bond. I believe the most challenging aspect of this role will be to garner the trust of your clients and build an immediate rapport with them. I am confident I can make this happen quickly."

Retail
Answer example

"I think the biggest challenge with this role is earning the respect of a tight-knit team and getting them on the same vision. Second to that would be learning a new inventory management system, since I have experience with ABC and I understand you use XYZ. I'm excited about a new team environment, and I look forward to deepening my understanding of your processes."

Sales
Answer example

"I believe the biggest challenge I'd face coming into this position would be getting the team on board with my new vision. It's something I'm excited about, but know that often teams are resistant to new leaders and change. I look forward to tackling this challenge with team building exercises, getting to know the team members, and, before taking action, getting their input on what is working and what's not, since they're the experts in the department and company. I know how important buy-in is to accomplish a task and look forward to getting everyone on the same page and excited about the changes that will be forthcoming."

Teacher
Answer example

"The greatest challenge for me, every time I start in a new school or classroom, is to gain the trust of the students. Kids do not always embrace change, especially if I am replacing a favorite teacher. I will get to know the students on a strong level that will make them comfortable with me. I look forward to earning their trust."

Written by:

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.
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.
First written on: 01/05/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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