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Tell me about your dream job.

1 of 30 Common Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on July 26th, 2018 | 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 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
General
Answer example

"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."

Admin
Answer example

"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."

Manager
Answer example

"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?"

Marketing
Answer example

"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."

Retail
Answer example

"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."

Sales
Answer example

"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."

Teacher
Answer example

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