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Top 10 Career Goals Interview Questions
Question 1 of 10
What career path interests you the most in this company?
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List of Career Goals Interview Questions
  1. What career path interests you the most in this company?
  2. Have you ever taken a role in a company that hasn't fit into your long-term career plans?
  3. What are your salary expectations?
  4. Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?
  5. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  6. If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
  7. What are your career aspirations beyond this job?
  8. Why is this job right for you at this time in your career?
  9. How does this position fit into your career goals?
  10. By this time in your career, you should have advanced further, what has slowed down your career progression?
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Question 1 of 10
What career path interests you the most in this company?
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I am interested in a variety of paths with your company. I could absolutely see myself working in your Sales department as I further my knowledge on your product.
I am interested in quality control. I am very analytical and love to solve problems. I understand that I have to learn the products before I can measure their quality.
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Question 2 of 10
Have you ever taken a role in a company that hasn't fit into your long-term career plans?
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I have not taken a position simply to have a job. I am very careful who I work for and am happy that my discretion has worked well for me and my career path.
Sure, when I was younger and just starting out on my own, paying the bills is very important. You can't sit around and go bankrupt waiting for your dream job. That said, I have never taken a job where I did not tell the hiring manager up front that it was temporary, and I tried to take jobs that have higher expected turnover.
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Question 3 of 10
What are your salary expectations?
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I would like to earn equivalent, or slightly above where I am now. Currently I earn XX/hour plus benefits and commission. My target income is XX.
As I am new to my career and this industry, I am happy to negotiate my earnings based on your typical salary for this role.
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Question 4 of 10
Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?
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I am very happy with the progress of my career. I am proud of my accomplishments and the path my career has taken so far.
Overall, I am satisfied with my career progression. Everyone, including me, hits roadblocks or setbacks, but I have been able to push through them and stay on track.
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Question 5 of 10
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
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In 5 years I would like to be seen as an authority in our industry. I would like to be well-connected and trusted when it comes to my work here.
5 years from now, I would like to supervising or managing a team of my own. I feel like I am progressing at a rate that will make this a possibility.
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Question 6 of 10
If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
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I am very satisfied with the direction my career has taken. If I could change anything I would perhaps have furthered my education to include a more unique focus; however, I have no regrets!
I waited before completing my college degree. While my career has been rewarding, I still wish I had gone into college right after high school.
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Question 7 of 10
What are your career aspirations beyond this job?
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I plan to stay with your company long term. One aspiration that I do have is to return to school to complete my MBA. I would prefer to do this in tandem with full time employment.
I want to get into a company that I can stay with an grow long term. While change is good, I like the comforts of having something familiar or regular around me. My aspiration is to grow into a leadership position and teach newcomers the ins and outs of the business.
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Question 8 of 10
Why is this job right for you at this time in your career?
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This job is right for me at this time in my career because I am prepared and ready to take on a management position. I feel that your company would nurture my desire for growth and prepare me with the appropriate training.
This is the right job for me because it is what I have been trained to do. My education and previous work history are related to the role and the industry, making it a perfect fit.
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Question 9 of 10
How does this position fit into your career goals?
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My primary career goal is to find a position where I can stay long term. Because your company has such a strong reputation for workplace culture, it fits perfectly with my desires for a long term fit.
This position aligns nicely with my career goal of continued growth. The role is in my comfort zone, but a new enough approach that will intrigue me, and the company size is adequate to support growth.
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Question 10 of 10
By this time in your career, you should have advanced further, what has slowed down your career progression?
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I have progressed comfortably in my career. Although it may not seem as advanced as some, I am content with my progression as it has offered me a manageable pace.
Life happens. Early in my career I was left to care for an elderly, sick parent. Her care required more of me than expected, so I allowed my career to sit and wait. I am happy with that decision. Spending those last precious moments with a loved one is worth the set back.
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