How Do I Answer: What Parts of Your Job Did You Like Best?

This type of question can give the future employer an idea about how well you might fit into the organization. This can also give them an idea about your work values.

What parts of your job did you like best? Why?

What you should know: When asked about what you like, be brief but describe 2-3 diverse aspects of the job. Make those items relate to the position you are pursuing and if possible, items that this company places value on.

Answer: There were a number of things I liked best about that job. I enjoyed the level of open and direct communication. This moved things along quickly and few things were left unsaid. This meant that people had to detach themselves from the topic and not take comments personally or make personal comments. It was always about solving the business problems. Another thing I liked was your ability to learn new things and take on more responsibility. Everyone was in a constant state of growth.

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