How to identify problems and opportunities on the job

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How do you identify problems and opportunities on the job? Do you see problems on the job? Do you see opportunities on the job? Why are they important to know?

This question is asking you to think about how you would identify pressing problems and opportunities on the job.

The interviewer wants to know your creative abilities, your critical thinking abilities, and your problem-solving skills.

How to answer this question:

Explain to the interviewer how you will detect potential problems on the job, and what to do about them. Also, explain to the interviewer how you will identify opportunities that have the potential of changing the direction of things in the company. As Erich Seligmann  Fromm put it: “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”

Explain how detecting problems on the job can save the company lots of money. And also how identifying opportunities on the job can move the company forward into a new market, or make them the leader in their current market.

Remember, don’t talk too much.

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