What challenges are you looking for in a position? interview question
Challenges is a key word that lots of interviewers and employers will use. Looking for challenges is seen as a sign you a motivated and enthusiastic. Therefore, this question is trying to ensure that you have an interest in the position and if given the job you will be a motivated and enthusiastic employee.
Here are some example answers:
"I would be looking to prove myself as a prominent team member. I want to be able to progress in my career and consolidate my existing skills by continuing to work in a determined and focused manner."
"As my first management position, I will be looking forward to the challenge of getting an increase in production that I know this team has the potential to achieve. Moving forward I will be looking for year on year increases in output."
"I am looking to challenge myself to continue improving in this position. Using my experience I believe I have the ability to make a positive difference and would relish the chance to rise to this challenge."
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The most important part of answering this question is to deliver it in a positive and upbeat manner in order to project the enthusiasm that the interviewer will be looking for.
Of course some project orientated jobs may require you to take on specific challenges. Therefore, you could be more specific in your answer and tell the interviewer which challenge in particular you are most looking forward to being involved with. If this is the case, be sure to include reasons why you are so interested in that particular challenge.
As with all interview questions, be sure to make eye contact with the interviewer, practice answering in order to project a confident image, and don’t forget to smile. The company is unlikely to be looking for miserable employees. They will always have the view that a happy worker is a productive worker.
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