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Answers to the "What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?" Question

Answers to the "What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?" Question

Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer

Stay on Task

When you answer this question, it’s best to focus on tasks rather than company politics or people. A good response would be:

I’ve given this question some thought, and overall I’ve been very satisfied with my jobs. I’ve been able to work with some really interesting people. I have to say that I did have a job where there was an inordinate amount of paperwork. Because working with people is my strength, the paperwork really bogged me down at times.

Notice the word “inordinate.” Not a normal load paperwork, but an unusually large amount, which kept you from doing what you do best: working with people.

Job Satisfaction Exercise

Think back to previous jobs when you have been dissatisfied — times when you didn’t look forward to going to work and you hated what you were doing. Was the nature of the work or the office environment causing the dissatisfaction? Create a list of those things responsible for your dissatisfaction. Spend some time looking at your list for patterns. Are there some projects that recur on your list? Are there some situations you don’t want to get into again? This exercise will help you identify areas to watch for and to ask questions about during the interview.

When you can identify the factors that give you job satisfaction, as well as the factors that were unpleasant or tedious for you, you can determine if this is the right job for you. People perform best when they are doing something they enjoy. Thinking about your answer to this question as an opportunity for you to identify what you want — doing the things you like to do best — as well as what you don’t want.

This article was originally published on Monster.com.

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