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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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What would you change about your current role, if you could?

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    What would you change about your current role, if you could?

      How to Answer

      Be sure when you respond to this question that you do not want to change aspects of your current position that are also the primary duties in the role for which you are applying. If you do this, the employer might think you are not that interested in the position and its functions. Keep your answer brief and avoid any negativity!

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I like a lot of things about my current role; however, if I could change one thing I would have my position be responsible for more graphic design and marketing material creation. I noticed one of the main duties of this position involves graphic design which is very exciting!"

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I would not change anything about my current role because I believe there are lessons everywhere in situations. As I evolve in my admin role, I would like to see it make more of an impact on the organization's bottom line. I believe that proper organization can save a company thousands of dollars in time and error avoidance, but my current company has yet to see that connection."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "If I could change anything about my current role, I would create a stronger line of communication between management and the production team. I have thought about the benefits this would bring the company and would love to be in a role where my ideas and thoughts are more valued."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "What I'd like to change about my current role is having a hand in some of the planning that I ultimately have to execute. I sit in on the calendar planning and strategy sessions but mostly am asked to be a fly on the wall for now. 18 months into this job, I want to be able to have my voice heard and be a contributing member who contributes to strategy."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "I know it sounds crazy to say I wouldn't change anything about my current job as I interview for a new position, but it's true. The role is as it should be, it's just that I feel I have outgrown the organization and need the next challenge. If I had to choose something, I would say that I wish we had a more cutting-edge inventory management system and CRM. I feel that we have lagged a bit behind the times and have not kept up with industry leaders such as yourselves with the advances in technology in recent years."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I enjoy my current role, but if I could change anything, I would hope for more of a support staff onto whom I can pass the client after the sale, so that I can be more effective in my prospecting and selling, rather than also wear the hat of an account manager. I'm thrilled to see that you all have a dedicated customer success team that would be responsible for maintaining and growing the account after its transition from sales."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "If I could change anything about my current role, I would make the classroom sizes smaller than they currently are. It is a real challenge to be effective when you have 35 young students at a time. Currently, I do not have a TA which would also be very helpful. I hear that you have smaller class sizes and offer teaching assistants readily, which is very appealing to me."

      4 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I am currently unemployed, but I loved my previous internship. However, if I could change one thing, I would be responsible for more social media aspects."

      Alexandra's Answer

      Good answer.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I really like my current role responsibilities, but if I can change only one thing about my role, maybe I will change the framework that we use right now to something else more popular or has a large community something such as Symfony or Laravel, I noticed that you use one of that and that one of that reasons that encouraged me to apply for this role."

      Cindy's Answer

      Great! I like the way you connect the changes you'd opt for with what the company offers. It helps establish you as a good fit. To enhance your answer, you could also discuss why this is important to you or the organization, or its mission.

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