Interview Questions Related To Your Career Goals

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How does this position fit into your career goals?

"My primary goal in my career as an HR professional is to eventually work my way from an Administrator level to HR Partner. I feel that what your organization offers is a strong path towards those goals and I am excited about what this position has to offer."

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15 Career Goals Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. How does this position fit into your career goals?

  • 2. Why is this job right for you at this time in your career?

  • 3. What are your career aspirations beyond this job?

  • 4. If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?

  • 5. What career path interests you the most in this company?

  • 6. Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?

  • 7. Have you ever taken a role in a company that hasn't fit into your long-term career plans?

  • 8. By this time in your career, you should have advanced further. What has slowed down your career progression?

  • 9. Where do you see your career one year from now?

  • 10. Tell me about a career related goal that you set and did not reach.

  • 11. Describe for me a time when you made the wrong career decision. How did you correct your misstep?

  • 12. What is your dream job?

  • 13. Do you have a big career goal that, right now, seems unattainable?

  • 14. Which career development goals have you set for yourself this year?

  • 15. If hired, what can we do to help you achieve your career goals?