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Biological Scientist Interview

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Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience as a Career Coach, Recruiter, and HR Specialist. Much of her experience is as a Technical Recruiter in the healthcare industry.

Biological Scientist was updated on January 22nd, 2018. Learn more here.

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What was the biggest change you have had to deal with in your career?

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Biological Scientist Interview

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    What was the biggest change you have had to deal with in your career?

      How to Answer

      You will likely face change in your career from time to time. Assure the interviewer that you can adapt to significant changes in a professional manner.

      Heather's Answer

      "The biggest change that I have faced in my career so far would be when my previous company went through a major merger. We had to adapt to new processes and management which was quite challenging. In the end, it worked out well for the company, in a financial perspective, so the changes were well worth the challenges we faced initially."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "The biggest change in my career was learning to report to an entirely new management team when we merged with a competitor. It was challenging because every scientist has their methods of research and study, so adapting to a whole new team was very eye-opening. With that said, I did learn a lot."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "The biggest change I have dealt with in my career is when my company closed their PA location, and I was asked to relocate to VA. It was a risk on my part but I chose to follow the company to their new location. It paid off as I continued another five years of success there as a principal scientist."

      1 Community Answer

      Anonymous Answer

      "The biggest change in my career, I would say a positive change when I moved to the USA from Germany where I was working as a post-doc associate/ visiting scientist. It paid off as I continued another five years of success and was promoted to a research scientist."

      Stephanie's Answer

      This is a great example, but I suggest you strengthen your response by adding a bit more detail about exactly how this move impacted your career. What were the differences between your work in Germany and work in the U.S?

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