Career Goals – Interview Questions

Interview Question: What are your career goals – both short-term and long term?

Interview Answer Guide: Job seeker should demonstrate clear purpose, enthusiasm and commitment to own goals; plans ahead; do they see the company intertwined with their future plans?

Interview Question: Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Interview Answer Guide: Do they see their future intertwined with the company; have they done enough research into the company; do their answers demonstrate that they are ambitious, energetic, goal-oriented, and enthusiastic?

Interview Question: There are thousands of possible careers. Why do you want to follow this particular career?

Interview Answer Guide: Job seekers who really want this job, will be quick, definite and forceful when explaining why.

Interview Question: Five years ago – how would you have answered the Interview Question: “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” Do you think you have achieved what you wanted to?

Interview Answer Guide: Demonstrates honesty, persistence and enthusiasm in their plans for the future, especially with this new position; shows they learn from past mistakes; they are not quitters.

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