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Which parts of your current position brings you the most stress?

13 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

Stress can often be a regular part of the day to day work experience. Talk to the interviewer about which areas of your career are the most stressful. Ensure that your answer does not include a factor that would make you appear unfit for the position. (IE: a bus driver should not find driving to be the most stressful part of the job).

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"The part of my career that brings me the most stress is when the schedule is running behind due to lack of hustle on my teams part. I like to be on time with my schedule to ensure that my clients are taken care of."

Admin
Answer example

"I am currently taking a technical writing course in the evenings and weekends so, taking these classes around my current hours is tough and causing me a bit of stress; hence, why I am seeking a new position with more workable hours."

Manager
Answer example

"I currently have a couple of delinquent team members who are on the brink of termination. I have tried to save them a few times, but now the HR department has become involved. I never like to see people leave, but you cannot force others to have a strong work ethic. The turnover in our plant is currently my biggest stressor."

Marketing
Answer example

"I am just beginning to take on more enterprise level clients who are a cause of stress, but I would say the good kind of stress - for the most part. I want everything to be perfect, so I work a bit slower on these projects than usual. I do realize that most of the stress and pressure that I feel is coming from within."

Retail
Answer example

"We are having troubles with loss prevention efforts right now, so I would say that biggest stressor for me, at the moment, comes with month-end inventory counts. I cringe at the numbers, and then I have to submit them to our head office. I have asked for additional cameras, and even security at the door, but they won't invest in these efforts."

Sales
Answer example

"My targets are pretty inflated at the moment, despite the bad economic situation. Every year, we have an automatic 15% increase in our targets when in reality, many of my big clients are clawing back on their spending this year. It stresses me out because I have doubled my cold calling numbers and spend 30% more time on the road, but the numbers just aren't adding up yet."

Teacher
Answer example

"Budget cuts are stressful for any teacher; however, our district has been hit especially hard this year. I have to be very conscious of my lesson plans and the materials used, and have had to cut back on field trips which is an unfortunate fact for the kids."

Cardiovascular Technologist
Answer example

"The part of my current position that brings me the most stress is when our patient schedule is running behind due to lack of hustle on my teams part. I like to be on time with our schedule to ensure that our patients are not left waiting, and receive timely care."

Sourcing Manager
Answer example

"The part of my career that brings me the most stress is when the schedule is running behind due to lack of hustle on my teams part. I really like to be on time with my schedule to ensure that my clients are assisted properly."

Law Enforcement
Answer example

"The part of my law enforcement career that brings me the most stress is when team productivity is behind due to lack of hustle on my teams part. I really like to be on time with my schedule to ensure that our community is being assisted properly."

Dietitian and Nutritionist
Answer example

"The part of my career that brings me the most stress is when the patient schedule is running behind due to lack of hustle on my teams part. I like to be on time with my schedule to ensure that my clients properly assisted and not left waiting."

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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: 01/10/2017
Last modified on: 12/15/2018

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