M is for… Major Challenges

ato z of interview skills

M is for … What do you think the Major Challenges will be?

This question is often asked to see what you know about doing the job, and what you think the personal challenges of doing the job (or even changing job) will be. An alternative approach to this question is to ask about Major Challenges in your previous role and how you overcame them.

Challenges could involve:

  • Dealing with difficult clients or customers
  • Dealing with difficult colleagues
  • Integrating into a new team/team-working challenges
  • professional challenges

Answering this question gives you an opportunity to show off your skills, such as your problem-solving skills. And don’t forget a Challenge can be a positive thing – quite often candidates are looking to change roles to face new challenges. Be clear about what these challenges are.

This is another question where you can build up a list of examples in your weekly journal routine.

Using your career journal will help you find inspiration for Interview Questions and help you prepare, practice and review your answers. This can be a great technique which is why I have chosen to use the A to Z of Interview Questions Posts as Journal Prompts. If you don’t already have a career journal this is the perfect excuse to get started.

 

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