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What challenges are you looking for in a position?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

Assure the interviewer that the challenges you look for in a position are ones that will push you to grow in your career. Interviewers want to see that you are never complacent and that you like to set goals for yourself. Also, if you have read the job posting, you should address the challenges present in this role and how they align with what you are seeking.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am looking for a position where I can better exercise what I learned while earning my CPA. My current position has simpler accounting concerns, and so I seek to join an organization, such as yours, where I can be part of more complex accounting projects."

Admin
Answer example

"When I read your job posting I was thrilled to see that you are looking for an expert in Excel as well as someone with training and onboarding experience. I have been seeking a role with further opportunities in leadership and also on the technical side."

Manager
Answer example

"As an experienced manager, I am looking for the greater challenge that comes from leading a larger team. I currently manage 15 people, so my interest was piqued when your job posting mentioned a team of 28."

Marketing
Answer example

"I have worked as a freelance marketer for many years and seek the challenge that comes from working for a larger agency with enterprise level clients. Your company has been on my radar for quite some time, and I would be thrilled to join your experienced team."

Retail
Answer example

"My previous role offered part-time hours in a non-commissioned environment. Now that I have completed my business degree I would like to join a company full time, in a commission driven environment. The challenge of meeting a sales quota is exciting to me."

Sales
Answer example

"The quotas in my current role are quite conservative, and my client list is warm and primarily full of long-time clients. Now, I seek the challenge of further business development activities, a more aggressive sales quota, and hotter leads."

Teacher
Answer example

"As a teacher, there are always challenges in the classroom. What I am seeking is further professional development opportunities. When you mentioned in the job posting that professional growth is a significant focus in your school that was very appealing to me."

Written by:

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.
Published: 08/09/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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