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HireVue Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your next HireVue interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Question 8 of 30

Talk to us about your short-term career goals.

The Goal

The hiring company wants to understand how their job opportunity fits your short-term career goals. The goal of your response is to show the decision-makers that your immediate and near-future career desires align with what the company and the role can offer.

Written by Rachelle Enns on May 10th, 2022

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    Talk to us about your short-term career goals.

      The Goal

      The hiring company wants to understand how their job opportunity fits your short-term career goals. The goal of your response is to show the decision-makers that your immediate and near-future career desires align with what the company and the role can offer.

      Written by Rachelle Enns on May 10th, 2022

      Pro Tip

      Short-term career goals are targets that you believe will help you achieve your long-term career objectives. Short-term goals are achievable and meant to keep you motivated on your journey to your larger, long-term goals. Short-term career goals should also help you meet specific work-related objectives over a shorter period, perhaps in 12 months or less.

      Having clarity on your short-term goals is the key to delivering a memorable response. If you're unsure of what qualifies as a short-term goal, consider a few of these examples:

      - Completing a new certification, workshop, or course
      - Improving soft skills such as communication or networking
      - Improving hard skills such as becoming a power user in a particular program
      - Reading more business books related to your industry or profession

      Written by Rachelle Enns on May 10th, 2022

      How to Answer

      When discussing short-term career goals, be sure that these goals are clear and related to the job opportunity. You can break down your response using this simple framework:

      "In the short term, I would like to (insert an achievable goal). So far, I have (describe the action steps you've taken so far). To meet this goal, I plan to (discuss the action steps you plan to take)."

      Written by Rachelle Enns on May 10th, 2022

      What You Need to Know

      The average HireVue interview takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. This one-way video interview typically includes 3-5 questions. Depending on the hiring company's parameters, the HireVue platform will generally give you 30 seconds to prepare a response and up to 2 minutes to answer each question. It's important to note that HireVue stops recording as soon as your time limit is up, so it's better to run under time than overtime.

      Written by Rachelle Enns on May 10th, 2022

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