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#Today's "Daily Interview Prep" Question: What would you change about your last job?

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Daniel Murphy

I would have liked to see more interdepartmental collaboration to improve business processes and customer service. Every department operated like a ‘another company’ inside of the company and this environment usually led to bickering and throwing each other under the bus with corporate.

I would have liked to see more interdepartmental collaboration to improve business processes and customer service. Every department operated like a ‘another company’ inside of the company and this environment usually led to bickering and throwing each other under the bus with corporate.

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Amanda Gomez

I would changed the work culture. Employees really did not have a say in the changes being made in the company. If you had an idea to help the company grow, it would not be considered.

I would changed the work culture. Employees really did not have a say in the changes being made in the company. If you had an idea to help the company grow, it would not be considered.

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Fred GoffCEO and Founder of Jobcase
CEO and Founder of Jobcase

I would have taken more time away. Often we think our responsibilities are so much that we can't afford a break. What we sometimes miss, is that our productivity after some time away might be so much better than if we stayed right through, that it more than compensates for the time off.

I would have taken more time away. Often we think our responsibilities are so much that we can't afford a break. What we sometimes miss, is that our productivity after some time away might be so much better than if we stayed right through, that it more than compensates for the time off.

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Ask Emily !

If I could change anything I would've changed the management! In the service industry often people get promoted to management simply because they worked there the longest, or because they knew restaurants the best, but not because they were qualified to be managers. The manager I had talked down to us, treated us like children, threw tantrums, and yet was extremely lazy. If I could've done anything, I would've put someone in charge who was someone inspiring, someone who cared more about the people than about the money, or "looking cool". I would probably still be working there if the management was something I could believe in!

But if I could change one thing about me, specifically? I think I would give myself more patience, and a better perspective. It's easy to get wrapped up in your work world, and lose your perspective on life. At the end of the day, the job is just a job. Yeah, it's where you spend a huge chunk of your time, but if you aren't getting fulfillment from your work there are many other ways to find it. And if it drags you down that much you shouldn't wait to see if it gets better! I could've left earlier before I developed a grudge. I think those are the things I would change. I've learned a lot since then, and that is what's most important, I think.

If I could change anything I would've changed the management! In the service industry often people get promoted to management simply because they worked there the longest, or because they knew restaurants the best, but not because they were qualified to be managers. The manager I had talked down to us, treated us like children, threw tantrums, and yet was extremely lazy. If I could've done anything, I would've put someone in charge who was someone inspiring, someone who cared more about the people than about the money, or "looking cool". I would probably still be working there if the management was something I could believe in!

But if I could change one thing about me, specifically? I think I would give myself more patience, and a better perspective. It's easy to get wrapped up in your work world, and lose your perspective on life. At the end of the day, the job is just a job. Yeah, it's where you spend a huge chunk of your time, but if you aren't getting fulfillment from your work there are many other ways to find it. And if it drags you down that much you shouldn't wait to see if it gets better! I could've left earlier before I developed a grudge. I think those are the things I would change. I've learned a lot since then, and that is what's most important, I think.

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Alyssa Heiner

The unorganized communication. It was almost impossible to know what was really going on, which made it really hard to keep things running smoothly.

The unorganized communication. It was almost impossible to know what was really going on, which made it really hard to keep things running smoothly.

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John Santos

My Supervisor!!

My Supervisor!!

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