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What is your dream job?

This question has been answered 10 times by professional recruiters and hiring managers. View their answers below.

This question can be a bit tricky to answer since you don't want to give a reply that will make you seem like a bad fit for this role. A general rule of thumb, if it isn't related to our career, you probably should not mention it in an interview. It's fun to think about off-the-wall dreams like becoming a dolphin trainer, but an interview is not the time to express those.

Instead, focus on what you aim to gain from this particular company. Perhaps you see yourself in that shiny corner office, or you want to work your way into a territory manager role, jet-setting all over the country to give client presentations and perform essential negotiations. Or, maybe you are already looking at your dream career! Be brief in your answer and express how you plan to see this dream job realized.

Admin answer example
"I am looking to make my way into an executive assistant position. Supporting your c-suite would be a dream position for me, and I look forward to earning my way into a role like this with your organization."
Basic answer example
"My dream is to be the Controller of this company one day. I plan to start in this cost accountant role and work my way up over the years. It's exciting for me to think about all of the possibilities present in your company."
Cosmetologist answer example
"My ideal job would be working in a salon with coworkers I can rely upon and managers who treat me with respect. I do my best to keep a positive attitude, and it is much more enjoyable to be around others who strive to do the same."
Host or Hostess answer example
"My ideal job would be working in a restaurant with coworkers I can rely upon and managers who treat me with respect. I do my best to keep a positive attitude, and it is much more enjoyable to be around others who strive to do the same."
Interior Designer answer example
"There are many factors to consider here. Where are you working? Are you designing for homes or a commercial setting? Would you like to travel? Who are your clients? What hours are you working? Do you have free reign, or is there customer input? Share your details of the perfect job! Be sure to express that you will happily work as an Interior Designer in any setting, but if you could design the perfect situation, this is what it would look like. For example, you might share, "My dream job would be doing the interior design for a luxury hotel in Dubai! I would love to travel to Dubai exploring the culture and designing an exquisite stay experience for guests! Of course, this is my dream, and I look forward to all of the design experiences that I am offered in my career. Someday, I will achieve my dream! For now, gaining experience is my hope!"
Manager answer example
"I thoroughly enjoy being a manager and a dream role for me would include leading a bigger team, within the production industry. Your position caught my eye because you offer these opportunities and more."
Marketing answer example
"My dream is to be a marketing director. To get there, I am committed to continued education, taking courses on leadership, and gaining more project management experience. I see that your agency has a few paths available to reach a goal like this one, which is very exciting to me."
Medical Receptionist answer example
"My dream job would be to become a Nurse. I've always loved helping people and customer service seems to come naturally to me. I started taking some nursing classes and am really enjoying them. It might take me twice as long to get there but once I set my mind to complete something I follow through."
Retail answer example
"I am very analytically minded and have my eye on becoming a strategic buyer for a large retailer like yours. I look forward to learning the business with your corporation, and earning my way into a buyer position."
Sales answer example
"My dream job is one that takes me traveling, offers me a great lifestyle, and opportunity for uncapped commission. I am thrilled that your organization offers all three of these factors and I look forward to showing you what I can do as a business development professional."

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What is your dream job?
My Dream job is to be a marketing manager in a global business.
I would love to work for a paul mitchell salon because I love the products. Basically, any salon I can be myself and enjoy what I'm doing is ideal.
It doesn't really matter aslong as the salon has a good reputation.
One that offers advancement opportunities and allows me to do what I enjoy.
I honestly don't have any ideal company for me anything is good.
One where I get to interact with interesting and diverse people. There is opportunity for growth, travel, and touching the lives of those that I teach on a day to day basis.
A company who allows independent creativity and is able to keep a clean safe environment for it's workers and clients.
I would like to start my own company.
I like to work for corporations because you are always kept up to date and supplied with traing classes as well.
Paul mitchell they are very grounded in everything they do.
To make people beautiful! Men and women both to feel great about themselves. I'd like to provide services to where everyone can afford their look!
Any company who has a great working environment and who truly values and shows customers that they are valued as well.
A small and unique salon. Small because I believe being personal with one another is important to everyday life and customer satisfaction. Unique because creativity is a huge part of styling.
I would love to work for a company that supports their team members. I want the company to take me in as one of their own as a family.
Redken. I know redken color.
Design Essential. The company is a multi culture company.
Vidal Sassoon because of their precized hair cuts.
David Scott ... The diversity.
I'm unsure. I want to be wanted, I want to get better at what I do. To have my name out there.
My ideal would to be owning my own shop.
Fantastic sams, or city limits.
I am beginning a career in my dream job as a cosmetologist.
Wells because they are universal.
One whose priority is success through teamwork and creativity.
One that encourages a family environment amongst its employees.
A company which am able to use my knowledge and experience I have.
My ideal company to work for is a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, with excellent communication with co-workers and providing amazing service to customers.
A company that is friendly and welcoming, and can give me constructive criticism.
A passion driven establishment where respect is not only demanded but given in return. Workers who's mind is set on guests satisfactory.
My ideal company to work for is one where the managers are understanding, a company where I have the opportunity to move up.
My ideal company to work for is one that has a very strong team that is dedicated to their work. I enjoy seeing people feel passionate about what they are doing.
A company that has a friendly and enjoyable environment.
The ideal company I would work for is a company that is organized, and friendly.
The company which gives me opportunity to learn more and where I can show all my skills.
A company that has opportunity for growth and treats their employees well.
My ideal company that I would work for is a company that accepts a diversity group of people. One that's main priority is to work as a team to accomplish the same goal. Also a company that is welcoming and makes sure their customers are always happy.
I like a work for companies that combine with my interests and experience.
Honestly, I would love to work for a creative space such as a photo studio or a photographers company. I love working with people to come up with ideas and get inspiration from one another.
A company who respects their customers and their duty as a restaurant to deliver decent food.
Right now any restraint job would be good to help me get started working. But later in life I would like to work in the medical field with animals.
The ideal company is Millennium Hotels, because of way how they work, and I think is the best place where you can improve knowledge and start with career.
A company that is thriving and is known for providing great service.
My ideal company to work for is a place where there is good attitude, polite workers, and a good atmosphere.
My ideal company to work for is a company where I am able to get along with everyone and be able to call everyone my family and have a good connection with. A team that works together to only build each other up and support each other.
I would like to be a host at a restaurant.
My ideal company to work for is in the medical field for a EMT paramedic.
Copelands, because they have an awesome environment and I love to work at a fast pace.
I feel like it doesn't so much matter the company necessarily as much as the staff. Like I really enjoyed working for Culina last summer because all the staff there were so sweet and caring for each other, but also so hard-working. Like even when I had just started there and I remember I misunderstood the short hand on the drink list, I think it said "B" and I made a honeybee, which is like they're ginger beer cocktail instead of a Bailey's latte so we were a little behind and of course everyone was stressed because now we were a little behind and it was busy, but instead of reprimanding me like they certainly could have done, but I think they just realized that that wasn't going to make the situation any better, so they.
I don't have one. I believe that the people behind the company make it an ideal work enviornment. People who are passionate about what they are doing, the people they are service, or what they are making.
Restaraunt or entertainment.
My ideal company to work for is where everyone within the company gets a long very well, and has a good relatioship with all of the workers there and treats each other like a family. Where the atmosphere is encourgaging and the people there only want to help build you up and make your expirence at the company wondferul.
The company who can inspired and motivate me more to do my best in work.
An environment where everybody feels safe and calm with each other. It should feel like a family, obviously there might be fights but in the end of the day we all come together to make a plan.
A place that demonstrates respect, teamwork, has genuine caring, hospitality, and teamwork.
An environment where I would be around people that we could share a good communication and achieve our goals as a team.
I would love to work here.
A company with an intelligent leader because the company can be gpod but if theres no support team thats smart and knows what theyre doing then the company will not grow.
I would enjoy working for a company that makes it a priority to let me know that I am welcomed to work there. I need to be able to sense a warm atmosphere.
My ideal company to work for is one that I enjoy coming in to work for. One where I am not dreading to go in.
In the future, I want to do something in the medical field. I love working with and caring for people. I really couldn't imagine having any other career than something that directly helps people.
My ideal company to work for is one that treats me with respect; I believe that companies that treat employees with respect are the best to work for.
Any company in the resturaunt/bar industry.
The forever 21 image is trendy and there are a wide array of style preferences for different groups.
My own company! but if I had to choose, a local company who is passionate about what they do and genuinely wants to make people happy and make a difference in society.
I want to be in a comfortable but upbeat company where we all work together to make sure the company succeeds .
I'm not a person who has a difficult time with stress. When I'm under pressure, I focus, and get the job done.
The company that believe in my potencial to be part of its history.
My ideal company to work for is a company who value all their workers and a company with a positive atmosphere.
A company that keeps me energetic and busy.
I haven't worked before and therefore I dont have an ideal company to work for but the type of company that would fit into my ideal would be a company who values their employees and has a really good environment and sense of team work.
A company which has respect for its employees and values the work we put into the company each day.
Somewhere where I am constantly learning, making connections, and making a difference within the company.
I would really like to work at a steakhouse because they feel like home to me they are what I spent most of my childhood at and I would like many other people to make memories as well.
A company in which I can grow and a company that is flexiable that might let me go to collage, or even just make sure I have time for my family.
Somewhere that has a good atmosphere to work in. I want to be around people that enjoy working their also, people I can get along with a create effective environment for customers.
My ideal company to work for is to become a EMT paramedic at a fire department.
My ideal company to work for is a positive, successful one.
My ideal company yo work do is like I said a family oriented one. Because there is a very comfortable and friendly vibe going on in the restaurant.
My ideal company is one that not only cares for their customers but also one that takes care of their employees. A company that allows employees to give input regarding the way things are run within the company and make adjustments based on employee suggestions.
Any company who treats its employees as individuals and values their needs is a company would like to work for.
A company that cares about the people who work there and provides a provides a positive and fun environment for employees.
My ideal company to work for is one that values individuals and always sets a new challenge for me.
A friendly and encouraging company.
Star.... Casinos are where I am comfortable.
The moral is perfect and everyone gets along.
A job where I can be around customers all day.
A place that keeps me busy and energetic.
Your company is ideal company for me. To get work in your company will be such a big honor for me.
Somewhere where team work is valued. I would love to work in a place where team work is considered the key to great service.
Friendly, understanding, team work, honest.
I would like to work at a smaller place.
One that works as a team in a fun but structured environment.
I enjoy working for companies where the people are friendly and professional, and where we all hold ourselves to the same high standards. A large part of having that ideal company though is also the attitude you bring to the table - going into each day with a positive outlook and keeping that same perspective throughout the day can make a huge difference in both your work experience and the experience of everyone you interact with.
My ideal company to work for is one that will challenge me to do my best and will help me learn new skills so that I can excel at my job.
I am still figuring out what career path I want to take. Generally I want to work for a company that cares for its employees. I want to be making a difference in other peoples lives and be in a positive atmosphere while doing it.
A company with awesome employees and a company in which I can grow within.
The one that would allow me to grow.
I company with friendly people that sells the best stuff.
A company that cares about its employees, and one that values a customer's experience.
With a great environment and very frinedly staff gthat help each other.
Four sesons which im giving interview now. It is my sream to be a member of it.

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