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What are your career aspirations beyond this job?

Everyone has some dream or aspirations of where their career could go. When you think about the future, what comes to mind? Openly share with the interviewer where you'd like to see your job take you. Be sure to include how you feel this particular company would fit in with those specific aspirations.

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"I have some pretty lofty career aspirations, and after researching your organization and learning more about this position, I feel that this role fits with my future aspirations. I would love to see myself promoted based on my hard work and results, eventually managing my branch, then become a regional director."

Admin

"I would like to be trained as a technical writer so that, over time, I can benefit you further. Rather than being a standard administrative assistant, I could also help with writing RFP's and RFQ's."

Manager

"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."

Marketing

"My biggest career goal is to begin handing multi-million dollar campaigns and accounts. I know that your organization has critical clients who are taken care of by only your top marketers. My goal, beyond this job, is to become part of that marketing team."

Retail

"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. I aspire to grow into a leadership position and teach newcomers the ins and outs of retail sales."

Sales

"My biggest career dream is to be the top salesperson in your organization and be granted the ability to travel worldwide. International travel is something I have always wanted to do, but could never afford. As a global sales director, I could fulfill that dream while making an impact on your organization."

Teacher

"I aspire to complete my Master's degree in Education and work my way into a Principal position within your district. I realize this will take many years, but I am dedicated to my craft and am committed to forging an excellent career path for myself, in this district."

Dishwasher

"I have some important career aspirations once I have completed my University degree. This position will allow me to earn a living while I take my classes over the next 3 years. As I prove myself here, it would be wonderful to gain additional experience in leadership, scheduling, and managing a team of junior kitchen staff."

Animal Shelter Worker

"I have some pretty lofty career aspirations, and after researching your organization and learning more about this position, I feel that this role fits with my future aspirations. I would love to see myself promoted based on my hard work and results, eventually managing my own location, and working my way into a marketing and fundraising director type of role."

Metal Fabricator

"I have some pretty lofty career aspirations and after researching your organization and learning more about this position, I really feel that this role fits with my future aspirations. I would love to see myself promoted based on my hard work and results, eventually managing my own branch, then become a regional director."

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