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What do you think our company's biggest challenge is?

8 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know what you think the company's biggest challenge is. After researching the organization, what is this particular company's biggest problem, and how do you think that you can assist?

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"After speaking with you further about the company, and this role, I believe that the biggest challenge this company has faced is in hiring the right talent. I have a strong background in recruitment as well as management and do feel that I can assist with this hurdle. Having the right team players is imperative to a company's success and, if we can tackle that, I see great things happening."

Admin
Answer example

"From what I have read your biggest challenge has been the economic downturn as of late. I understand that this is a great time to reorganize your company and ensure that you are running lean. I look forward to helping you streamline many processes."

Manager
Answer example

"Your organization is in a critical growth stage between being a medium size business and excelling as a large corporation. This stage you are in requires some an active focus on change management and organizational development, two things I look forward to bringing to this role."

Marketing
Answer example

"After researching your organization, I believe the biggest challenge you are facing is in recovering from the hiring freeze your company was under last year. An action like that can scare away top talent. I plan to help you overcome this challenge by bringing in my strong network and reputation in this industry."

Retail
Answer example

"From what you've shared with me and my understanding of the industry, I believe the biggest obstacle that you face is lack of employee engagement. As is often the case, the team is comprised of mostly part-time associates who are using the job as a job, not a career path, and therefore are not as engaged or as excited as they could or should be. I have addressed this very problem at my current company, and I look forward to implementing my same sales, development, and opportunity incentives with your team to see the same productivity and financial increase as I was able to produce at Company ABC."

Sales
Answer example

"From what I've learned so far, I believe the next big challenge is rising to the occasion and executing the high growth targets set for the business and upon which investors and the board are depending. I believe that my experience can help catapult the organization to the next tier of excellence in sales and service and look forward to helping address this challenge."

Teacher
Answer example

"Right now, I believe that the biggest challenge your school is facing is the recent budget cuts. I had significant budget cuts in my previous role and can say that I bring a great deal of experience in fundraising and making a budget stretch as far as possible."

Online Merchandiser
Answer example

"After speaking with you further about the company, and this role, I believe that the biggest challenge this company has faced is in hiring the right talent. I have a strong background in recruitment as well as management and do feel that I can assist with this hurdle. Having the right team players is imperative to a company's success and, if we can tackle that, I see great things happening."

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

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