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What are your career aspirations beyond this job?

10 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

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.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"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
Answer example

"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
Answer example

"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
Answer example

"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
Answer example

"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
Answer example

"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
Answer example

"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
Answer example

"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."

Machine Learning
Answer example

"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."

Animal Shelter Worker
Answer example

"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."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/05/2017
Last modified on: 08/10/2018

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