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Describe to me your ideal employer.

1 of 12 Job Satisfaction Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 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

A job search isn't just a one-sided hunt. You must also feel as though this is a good fit for yourself. Tell the interviewer what your ideal employer may be. Be specific and be sure to keep the conversation positive. Avoid speaking poorly of any previous managers or organizations.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"My ideal employer is one that brings charisma and passion to their work. I work best with organizations who have a penchant for learning and promote their employees based on performance."

Admin
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"My ideal employer will trust me to get the job done without standing over my shoulder or critiquing everything that I do or say. I am highly competent and would like my boss to keep that in mind."

Manager
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"My ideal employer will be forward-thinking and unresistant to change. I like to streamline processes, for instance, and I would love to work for a company that receives a request for change with an open mind."

Marketing
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"Ideally, I would work for an agency led by passion, curiosity, and a high amount of energy. I am enthusiastic about what I do and work best with like-minded creatives. I would also love to work for an employer who attracts great clients with big budgets and open minds."

Retail
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"My ideal employer is one that allows me to take the reigns when it comes to problem-solving. I like to be hands-on and prefer to work for people who value this in me."

Sales
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"My ideal employer is one that gives me a goal and then lets me run with it. I am creative when it comes to closing deals and building a sales pipeline. I would love to be working for a company that trusts my process and knows that I will land deals and exceed targets without having to be told what to do every step of the way."

Teacher
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"My ideal district is one where the community openly supports the school and its students. My ideal Principal is one that has empathy for students and is a hands-on leader versus one who likes to sit in their office demanding a position of power."

Chef
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"My ideal employer is one that brings charisma and passion to their work. I work best with organizations who have a penchant for continuous learning and promote their employees based on performance."

Electrician
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"My ideal company is an organization that puts their customers first. Being able to respond to a maintenance call quickly is half of the battle when it comes to effective trades work. I have researched your company and see that there any many great reviews from your customers online. This is great news to me."

Laboratory Assistant
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"My ideal company will have a very inclusive and positive work environment. They will encourage continued training and embrace a team environment. How would you describe your culture?"

Mortgage Loan Processor
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"My ideal company to work for is a medium sized company that offers a strong growth plan for dedicated employees. Ideally, I am seeking an organization that values their community and gives back. A positive culture is very important to me."

Kitchen Helper
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"My ideal company is a restaurant that prides themselves on creativity, quality ingredients and room for training and growth. From what I have read, your company offers all of these things."

Ticket Agent
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"My ideal company culture is a family-oriented and collaborative environment. I know this is the right environment for me as I am a team player and wish to matter within a team, as opposed to simply being a number amongst many."

Millwright
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"My ideal company culture is collaborative, encourages growth and investment in their employees. From what I understand through my research, your company embraces all of those things."

Quality Control Manager
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"My ideal company is one that truly appreciates the hard work that their employees deliver every day. I am also looking for a work environment that encourages continued education efforts and internal promotions. From the research I have done, I see that you promote from within whenever possible. Also, I read that you have a tuition reimbursement program. That's really interesting and I would love to hear more about that."

Housekeeper
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"My ideal environment would be working indoors with my hands. I like working independently for the most part, but I like to have some interaction with people throughout the day. I am happy to work in many types of environments, but this is my preferred style!"

Maintenance
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"My ideal company is an organization that puts their customers first. Being able to respond to a maintenance call quickly is half of the battle when it comes to effective building maintenance. I have researched your company and see that there any many great reviews from your customers online. This is great news to me."

Occupational Therapist
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"My ideal work environment is one that inspires and motivates their employees. I thrive on the company of others and having the ability to learn from the experiences of others."

Electrical Technician
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"My ideal company culture would be an organization that gives back to the community, takes care of its employees and promotes a healthy and positive workplace."

Newspaper Editor
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"I like a progressive company that's always looking for ways to improve and that's willing to commit to small experiments to make incremental improvements. Ideally, I'd be working with people who are just as committed to excellence as I am, and my boss will be open to letting me earn her trust so that there's less communication overhead, meaning I can be more efficient and not encounter any bottlenecks that might delay my work and cause me to miss deadlines."

Economist
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"My ideal company culture is one where employee engagement and growth is front and centre Engaged employees are more productive and a productive environment is the main factor I am looking for in my next opportunity."

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.
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.
First written on: 01/08/2017
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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