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If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?

1 of 30 Tough Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on July 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like assurance that you are not merely looking for a replacement to soothe issues that will be the same in their position. For instance, if you say that you want a shorter commute but you still live far away from their particular office, this would be a red flag. Give a meaningful answer but be sure not to speak poorly of your current employer.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"Everyone on my team is very nice to work with; however, our office feels isolated from the others since the accounting department is on a small floor on its own. If I could change anything about my current situation, I would have a more collaborative and modern workspace. I love that your office offers an open-air environment that allows for collaboration between team members."

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"I am happy with most aspects of my current role; however, if I could change one thing, I would update some of the technology that we use. Our Microsoft package is quite out of date, and some of our equipment is too slow even to handle the more sophisticated programs."

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"If I could change anything about my current role I would increase some of my responsibilities when it comes to my team. If I had a larger team and responsibilities that included further coaching and mentoring, that would be more up my alley, for sure."

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"The company I currently work for is a startup. If I could change anything, I would rather be working with a more established agency. Working for a startup was enticing a first; however, now I see that I do miss out on many learning opportunities that I would have if I worked for a more robust company."

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"The location that I work for is not ideal for my home and school location. My commute is quite long. So, if I could change anything about my job right now, I would have it closer to me!"

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"The clients that I work with are great; however, if I had a say in it, I would have more enterprise-level business accounts in my portfolio. I am ready to grow and work with clients who have bigger needs."

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"I love to teach, and there are very few things I would change about my current situation. If I could make any change at all, I would increase the budgets given to public schools. There are some opportunities that our students miss out on which is disappointing to see at times."

CAD Drafter
Answer example

"My current company has been very good to me and there is very little that I would change. If given the chance, the one thing that I would suggest to them is that they upgrade their operating systems to allow CAD drafters access to their work from remote locations. Currently, there are no programs accessible on a shared drive."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 07/29/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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