A great way to prepare for your interview is to reflect on the main tasks in your current position and how that experience would make you a strong candidate for the position you are applying for. The interviewer wants to know if you have the experience and skills required to be successful in this position. Make sure you are familiar with the job description before your interview! You will want to draw on that valuable information.
"Some of the top duties I perform in my current position include succession planning, strategic planning and talent reviews across the organization. Together with leaders, we work closely to drive such top initiatives."
Sales answer example
"Currently, I am responsible for the development of a new territory via a combination of both inside and outside sales. I handle the full sales cycle, from prospecting, to customer acquisition, and order placing to negotiation on the individual sales themselves. I would say my top priorities in my job are customer service, prospecting and pitching, and closing the sale. I'm comfortable with the entire sales process, front to back, and really believe I would be an asset to your organization."
Retail answer example
"My top duties include scheduling my team's shifts, projections and forecasting, directing the merchandising of apparel and accessories, and assisting with buying decisions. I know that my current position aligns perfectly with the skill set you're looking for for this position."
Marketing answer example
"Currently, my position focuses both on helping to strategize content as well as its execution. I am responsible for taking a broad category, for instance "new recipe blog post" and developing the recipe, writing the post, and sharing the content. This applies to social media and email marketing as well. I have a small amount of direction and then am left to develop the content, write, edit, schedule, and post it, as well as shoot the photos and work on any graphics that will be included in the campaign."