"I want to work for Ford because I know, without a doubt, that your organization can support my career goal of becoming a team leader in the next three years. I am ready to see steady career trajectory, and I know that your approach to training and your company size is adequate to support growth which I seek."
Working for Ford could benefit you in many ways. It may provide endless opportunities for advancement. It may be a stepping stone in your career so that you can one day manage a growing sales team.
Think about your goals and how Ford will help you accomplish them. You also want to demonstrate that you've done your company research. On their website, you can find out what Ford is doing to help improve the world around them. They invest in training for their employees, and their employees volunteer thousands of hours a year to local non-profits worldwide. What stands out to you? Share how you were impressed with the ways Ford goes above and beyond as a company.
"I aim to work my way into a management position within your production team. I understand there is much to learn when it comes to your immaculate manufacturing process; however, I am eager to invest my time into learning and growing here."
Every company wants you to stay with them forever, but as we know, that is not typically the case. Your five-year plan may or may not include staying with Ford for the long-haul. The important thing to express is that you are invested, in them and your career growth.
Talk about a goal that Ford will help you accomplish over the next few years. Perhaps you want to manage a team or be the top salesman in your district. Share the steps you will take over the next five years to reach your goals.
"I understand that any job can be stressful, and I come prepared for the challenge! I use stress as fuel to motivate me to move forward. In times of exceptional stress, I breathe deep, then jump into the challenge."
In our busy, fast-paced lifestyles, stress-management is an essential skill. Explain to the interviewer that you can remain calm and under control in all professional situations. You can also share some helpful techniques you have learned to deal with stress in your own life, like breathing techniques and meditation. Pressure can help you be productive when you're not intimidated by it. Use it for good! Show off your positive, can-do attitude!
"I have over twelve years of experience in the automobile industry at one of your largest competitors. I have a proven track record of successes there and will bring that knowledge with me. I also offer creative solutions on how to position Ford against the competition, and ideas that will help elevate your business to the next level. Having been a part of the industry for nearly half of my career, I have seen a ton of change and have adapted to every change or innovation with ease and excitement, and I look forward to doing that at Ford as well."
Now is a time to show off how your skills and traits will make a difference on your new team. Consider answering this question by demonstrating how you have proven yourself in your past roles. Think about what sets you apart from other candidates by sharing your strengths, accomplishments or awards. Keep your examples relevant to what you may be expected to accomplish in this new role. Remember, you have so much to offer!
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is a producer of cars and trucks. Ford and its subsidiaries also engage in other businesses, including financing vehicles. It operates under two segments: Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive segment includes the operations of Ford North America, Ford South America, Ford Europe, Ford Asia Pacific Africa and Volvo. The Financial services include the operations of Ford Motor Credit Company and Other Financial Services. In August 2010, the Company completed the sale of its Swedish Volvo Car unit and related assets to China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.