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Tell me about your dream job.

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know how this particular position fits in with your employment goals and dreams. This open-ended question can be tricky to navigate because you need to remember that you are not talking to a friend. Maybe you want to be a dolphin trainer, but this reception job has nothing to do with it, and it's best not to bring that up. Discuss what excites you most about this exact role. Keep your answer brief and avoid rambling on.

Professional Answer Examples
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"My dream job is a position that will allow me to grow and learn while applying my new education. I am most excited about this role with your company because it will allow me to put into practice everything I learned while completing my CPA."

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"My dream job is not necessarily a specific function, but more of a workplace or cultural feel. I have had my eye on your organization for a couple of years, especially after reading the list of awards you have been nominated for, related to being a top employer."

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"My dream job is one where I have the tools and flexibility to be a great mentor to my team. I am passionate about investing in my top performers so a dream employer would be an organization that supports this passion. Would you agree that this describes your company?"

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"My dream job is one where I can exercise my creativity in a variety of ways. I appreciate that your company works in pods and that you allow your team players to try their hand at a variety of tasks of interest to them. I look forward to working on your talented, and diverse, team."

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"I love retail and fashion, which is why I applied to your organization. Although it isn't my dream to be a floor sales representative all of my career, I am deeply interested in working my way up in your organization, perhaps in a merchandising or even a buyer role one day."

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"Being a business development representative IS my dream job! I am thrilled to be considered for this role and career path with your company. The fact that you offered international travel and continued education opportunities make this position even more enticing."

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"My dream is to be an educator in a school that focuses' less on traditional learning methods and allows for creativity in the classroom. When I read an article about the new teaching methods you have implemented in your classes, I knew I had to apply."

Written by:

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.
Published: 07/26/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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