When preparing for an interview, there are certain questions that you will want to practice.
Not only do they give you a chance to tell a hiring manager about yourself and your abilities but they also provide the opportunity to learn how to effectively answer these questions.
Below are seven real-life examples of “What has been your most significant accomplishment in your current position?” in an Interview.
- Pick an accomplishment that’s as recent as possible, and somewhat relevant to this job and career.
- Pick a professional achievement even if employers don’t specifically ask for one.
Bring to market a new product line for our company
My most significant professional accomplishment was the launch of a new product line for our company. We had been working on this for months and months, and it was finally time to bring it to market.
I knew that if we didn't get this right, we could lose a lot of money and potentially even become obsolete in our industry—but if we did get it right, we'd be able to expand our business model in a way that would make us competitive for years to come.
It was a huge deal. And when we finally launched, the results were incredible: Our first-month sales were double what they had been with any other product previously released by [company name].
The new line also helped us gain access to new markets and demographics that we hadn't previously tapped into. And because of how well things went with this launch, the company is now looking at expanding its offerings even further into some new markets.
I earned an award for an Outstanding Marketing Campaign.
In my last position as a Senior Marketing Specialist for [company name], I was tasked with creating a campaign to increase awareness of the company's new product line.
I started by doing extensive research into the target audience and their needs and desires, as well as competitors' products and marketing strategies.
I then created an integrated marketing plan that included traditional and digital advertising, social media campaigns, content creation, and influencer outreach.
The campaign resulted in a 10% increase in sales and earned me an award for Outstanding Marketing Campaign.
I was responsible for creating an app that would help people with chronic illness track
In the last two years, I've made a lot of progress in building my skills in project management.
I worked on a team that was responsible for creating an app that would help people with chronic illness track their symptoms and get better at managing their conditions.
The goal was to make the app easy to use, so people could use it without feeling like they had to have a degree in computer science before they could start using it.
The team was really excited about our work, and we all felt really good about what we were able to accomplish together.
My ability to lead the team to meet their goals
My most significant accomplishment in my current position is my ability to lead the team to meet its goals.
Specifically, the team has been able to exceed the goals set for them by our client and I have been able to use that success as leverage for more projects and larger budgets.
I also feel that it is important to note that I was able to accomplish this while maintaining a good work-life balance.
I have been able to improve the efficiency of the company by 10%
In my current position, I am responsible for managing the operations of the company. I have been able to improve the efficiency of the company by 10%.
This was accomplished by reducing the amount of time it took for employees to complete their tasks, as well as improving our customer service efforts.
In addition to these accomplishments, I am also responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing efforts within the company.
This has meant that we have seen an increase in both revenue and profit margins since I began this role.
The way I handled a difficult situation with one of our clients
My most significant accomplishment in my last position was the way I handled a difficult situation with one of our clients.
We were working with a company that had been using our software for over six years, and they were starting to grow out of it. We knew we needed to upgrade them to a newer version of the product, but we also knew that it could be risky for them since they hadn't been using our software for very long and it would take some time for them to get used to all of its new features.
So we decided to take things slowly by adding just one new feature at a time so that they could get used to each one before moving on to the next one. This strategy worked out really well—we were able to keep our clients happy while still making sure they were getting exactly what they needed from us.
I was able to increase revenue by 20% in just six months
In my last position, I was able to increase revenue by 20% in just six months. I accomplished this by re-evaluating our pricing structure and making sure that we were offering the best product at the best price point. This allowed us to attract more customers who were willing to pay more for our services.
I also made sure that all of our employees were properly trained on how to use the new pricing system so that everyone could maximize their earning potential. This ensured that everyone was working as efficiently as possible, which saved us time and money in the long run.
Additionally, I worked closely with marketing and sales teams to ensure that they understood how their work affected each other's results—and then coached them on how best to collaborate together. This allowed us to optimize every aspect of our business: from customer acquisition to retention and repeat purchases.