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What career path interests you the most in this company?

1 of 15 Career Goals Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated November 27th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if you are interested in career progression within their company. Having completed some research on the interviewing company is essential. Be sure to envision where you can see yourself fitting, and growing, with the organization before your interview. Do some research on what a career path could look like with this particular company.

Professional Answer Examples
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"I saw on LinkedIn that your last Technician gained promotion to overseeing and training new technicians. I am analytically minded but also have a keen ability to coach and train. This job title is an opportunity I would love down the road."

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"I am interested in a variety of paths with your company. I could see myself working as a sales assistant in a sales representative role, as I further my knowledge of your product."

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"As a skilled manager, I am interested in eventually running a team within 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; however, its an interest of mine to note."

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"I have my sights set on becoming a content manager within your agency one day. I noticed on LinkedIn that your current content manager started in the exact position for which I am interviewing, just five short years ago. Management within an arm of marketing is an exciting thought for me."

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"I understand that the next step from the retail assistant manager role is to become a full-fledged manager. From there, I am interested in being groomed for a regional management position. I like to travel and am great at coaching new-hires. I have no problem making hiring decisions either."

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"What interests me most about your company is that there are so many options when it comes to career growth. Ideally, I would like to earn my way into a Territory Sales role, then a Regional Manager position. Eventually, a Director of Sales or Marketing position would be ideal. Of course, I understand that this will take many years of dedication and hard work."

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"I am interested in becoming a Learning Leader within this school. In addition to being a skilled teacher, I can also coach teachers newer to their career and help guide them on curriculum and other challenging aspects of the job."

Law Enforcement
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"I saw on the internal job board that you are looking for a securities and fraud lead. I am not yet qualified for that level of leadership role; however, it really interests me. I would love to be considered for a role like that in the future."

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"This reporter position is exactly what I have always wanted to do in my career. I look forward to developing my reporter skills and getting into the community to make a difference, so that in the future I will be the best reporter on your dayside team."

News Director
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"In the future, my ultimate goal is to direct a national news department. I have always wanted to be a news director because my managerial skills are strong, and I know I will continue to grow as a news director in this position. Along the way, I will make this news department strong, and perhaps someday along the line, this job will give me the proper skills to move into a higher market."

Wildlife Officer
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"I wish to grow within the company and acquire further skills related to wildlife and acquiring more leadership skills. In a few years, I would love to have moved up the ladder, having acquired managerial skills and manage a team of professionals. I also saw on your website that you (X initiative/program that sparked your interest). This is a program/initiative I would also love to get involved in as I am extremely passionate about it."

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"In the future, I hope to eventually be a photojournalist for National Geographic. Until then, I hope to gain much more experience in storytelling through this job, and improve my ability to tell stories through video. That way, someday I will have the necessary skills to travel the world and tell animal stories."

Security Guard
Answer example

"I have used a variety of surveillance and CCTV equipment systems including (give specific brands and system names). I have used a variety of two-way radios, metal detectors of all types, and have performed electronic documentation via systems and apps such as (A) and (B)."

News Researcher
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"I believe this job will help me learn more about the news industry. I hope to someday progress in the ranks in news, but this will help me learn how to write and find good stories that the community cares about."

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 a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 01/05/2017
Last modified on: 11/27/2019

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