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What are you hoping to get out of this job, in terms of being able to advance your career?

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How to Answer
The interviewer wants to know that this position is not a placeholder until you find the "real" job that you want. A successful placement is one where both the employer and employee know that they are gaining real value through this new partnership. Discuss how this role will benefit your career and how onboarding you will help the interviewing company.

Admin
"As you know, I am a recent business administration graduate. I am looking to start my career in an organization that will have the patience to train and mentor me. I do not wish to jump from position to position; instead, find a long-term fit with mentors who can help me to grow as an administrative assisant. Over time I would like to earn my way into your human resources department."
Bank Compliance Officer
"I saw on your website that your company is participating in the Run for the Cure benefiting the Breast Cancer Foundation. This is a great initiative contributing to the company morale by strengthening relationships while giving back to the community. I also always seek the opportunity to develop my team playing skills and hope to work with colleagues I will consider family."
Basic
"real"
Film and Video Editor
"Over the course of my time at this job, I hope to become one of the top editors here because I already know I possess the knowledge and skills to make your clients happy. I would love to be given this opportunity so I can excel at it and eventually help others do the same."
Manager
"I have led teams of up to 100 people; however, most of them were not direct reports. For my career to grow, I need a company who can confidently pass me a larger team. My management style is very hands-on and mentor based. I assure you that, if hired, I could quickly assist with your pain points such as employee turnover and convoluted training processes."
Marketing
"I have been a freelance content marketer for many years now and, while it has been very lucrative for me, my biggest wish is to join an agency like yours where I can enjoy more collaborative work with larger clients and more significant projects. I am ready to dedicate my expertise to an organization with a strong reputation for delivering amazing results."
Project Accountant
"I saw on your website that your company is participating in the Run for the Cure benefiting the Breast Cancer Foundation. This is a great initiative contributing to the company morale by strengthening relationships while giving back to the community. I always seek the opportunity to demonstrate my team playing skills and hope to work with colleagues I will consider part of my family."
Ramp Agent
"I saw on your website that your company is participating in initiatives benefiting the Breast Cancer Foundation. This is a great initiative contributing to the company morale by strengthening relationships while giving back to the community. I always seek the opportunity to demonstrate my team playing skills and hope to work with colleagues I will consider part of my family."
Retail
"I am looking for a role in retail sales with will allow me to work closely with clients in a consultative selling environment. In my current role the company wants to see general upselling which I am not comfortable with, knowing that sales method does not necessarily speak to my customers' needs. Your organization offers a sales method that is much more intuitive, and I would feel so great applying my stellar sales skills here. I see that you have some management opportunities available across the country. I would be more than willing to train for one of those roles and relocate as needed."
Sales
"I have a great deal of experience in B2C selling and have set my sights on moving to a greater challenge, which is - in my mind, B2B sales. I have enjoyed a lucrative career selling direct to consumer; however, I feel that I have loftier goals that include selling to large corporations. In exchange, I can promise you that I will take every opportunity to develop myself and become the best territory sales representative you could imagine. I have already prepared a 90-day success plan, should I be the chosen candidate. I am ready to go!"
Tax Manager
"I saw on your website that your company is participating in [X initiative]. This is a great initiative contributing to the company morale by strengthening relationships while giving back to the community. I always seek the opportunity to demonstrate my team playing skills and hope to work with colleagues I will consider part of my family."
Transportation Manager
"I am looking to grow within the organization which isn't possible at my current position, and I know you have exciting opportunities such as (X positions you saw on the company website). I also saw on your website that your company is participating in (X exciting initiative). This is a great initiative contributing to the company morale by strengthening relationships while giving back to the community. I always seek the opportunity to demonstrate my team playing skills and hope to work with colleagues I will consider part of my family."
Video Producer
"I saw on your website that your company is participating in (X exciting initiative). This is a great initiative contributing to the company morale by strengthening relationships while giving back to the community. I always seek the opportunity to demonstrate my team playing skills and hope to work with colleagues I will consider part of my family."

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What are you hoping to get out of this job, in terms of being able to advance your career?
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I am hoping to get a great foundation in the current position and will use that foundation to succeed through out my career. Such as become an expert of detailed orientated work.
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I would like to be able to work my way up the ladder. I feel that once I have a solid understanding of my current job then I would be open to moving upward.
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Give a positive input to a good company.
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Valuable lessons in time management and customer service, marketing and how successful businesses are run.
5.
I want nothing more than to experience the life and working day of a paramedic, however, I really like the thought of teaching people who are starting out with the same initial goal as me at present.
6.
1. From where I sit, IPS will be my best shot to achieving my goals. Dealing with many companies at the same time is an added advantage...
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Lifelong learning, friendship, and contentment.
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I'm hoping to learn new things in a complex way to exercise my mind in problem solving and hope to give back to the company by training others with the knowledge I've obtain.
9.
Proving myself that I can achieve any goals I want in life.
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To do something very extraordinary in life beginning from this job.
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Want to learn as much as I can.
12.
I'd like to build on my experience as an editor and produce more content.
13.
Learning, always learning but always within an environment where I can grow and have a say in the creative process... You know, not being a machine like video editor...
14.
To get new responsibilities and face the challenges.
15.
Learn, learn learn. In this environment technology changes, techniques change, trends move on and come back around and I am always looking to learn.
16.
Creative and focused and fulfilling.
17.
Learning skills to broaden knowledge.
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To refine my skills as an editor and to further my potential and knowledge.
19.
I am looking to work on a team that will help me continue to grow my skills as a filmmaker and editor where I can go on to achieve my goals.
20.
The next step...I'd like to be proud of the material I'm editing.
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I am going to learn on youtube.
22.
Leading a team, in a big company.
23.
Something that is long term oriented and will lead me to continuosly grow.
24.
I would like to be a qualified tool maker.
25.
I would like to be a certified and successful tool and die maker.
26.
A career I can keep long term.
27.
This is one of the best field to develop my career.
28.
To learn maximum to become a precise toolmaker.
29.
New technology intruduce.
30.
I am looking to become a certified tool and die maker.
31.
Knowledge and creativity and critical thinking.
32.
I would like to go back to school and get a engineering degree.
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I am very keen on this role. I've been working on business finance for five years and relish the opportunity this offers to shape processes and procedure. Plus your projects sound fascinating so I'd like to know more about them. I've got big company experience and can bring multiple experiences to bear on these processes but I'm not institutionalised.
34.
I believe I have the relevant experience to hold the position, I am also aggressive, keen to details, ready to learn and a team player.
35.
I already apply my resume and you found my qualification as well as my practical experience qualify me to be a part from your organization.
36.
Because I have the Qualifications and the experience and I am a go getter.
37.
Highly innovative, able to think outside the box, techno savvy, lean processing.
38.
I believe I am the best candidate because I bring 2 and a half years of experience in not only just billing, but also project reconciliation and cost analysis. I have done some of the responsibilities outlined in the job posting. I have not done some of the responsiblities outlined, it would not take me long to learn and comprehend the task.
39.
Because I have the skills and abilities needed and match with my previpus experience and position.
40.
Because I have experience in this field and related to my education study.
41.
I am a hard working career oriented individual. Looking to take new challenges and assume a role where I can grow and I believe I am a great fit for this position.
42.
I have the relevant past working experience, skills and qualification.
43.
Beause I have good knowledege of Project accounting and Accounting . Always ready to take new challanges.
44.
I come along with the skills in technical knowlegde acquired from post qualification exposure to accounting skills as well as accounting software proficiencies.
45.
I am hard working and have respect for diversity. I multi task and communicate effectively. I can add value to the organization. I have strong interpersonal and managerial skills.
46.
In near term, I would like to be part of team and understand the role and responsibilities. Perform best to meet the expectations of management.
47.
I currently work as a project accountant and have the experience besides my qualifications. I understand the steps and concept of project accounting through my experience of which I feel may be of by advantage.
48.
I am the best candidate for this position because i've been doing project accounting tasks for the past year. I am able to bring my experiences and everything i've learned to this new position here. I'm eager to learn and take on new challenges to develop my skills and reach personal and company goals.
49.
I have previous experience of working at the University of Oxford and using Oracle financials. I have 6 months management accounts experience and have just over a years experience working in research projects. I have built strong working relationships with many other employees of the university and have many of the characteristics needed to fit into the role as well as the culture at IT services. As this role was more or less identical to my role held at Brookes I am confident I could hit the ground running and provide an excellent service from day one with very little training. I can communicate financial information to project managers with either a financial or non financial background and will provide all around exceptional service. I hold the University in high regards as it was my first employer and if successful will stay in this position long-term. I have obtained a degree in accounting and finance am level 4 AAT qualified and have had experience working as an auditor as well as providing auditors with the required information regarding auditing of projects. I used to carry out my job at Oxford Brookes with minimal supervision heading my own meetings, having the highest authorisation limit within my team and taking on more than my fair share of projects.
50.
I believe that my competencies match the job.
51.
I am committed, flexible and would seek to align the organisation objectives with mine.
52.
With more than 8 years experience in project accounting, I have confidence that I would be a great asset in your organisation.
53.
Because I am hard worker and I will give you the required service from me with my self effort, education and past experience.
54.
I love to work and workoholic. I can add value to your esteemed organization.
55.
I have good experience in project management.
56.
As per the company requirement I am fulfilling all criteria. I will put all my effort for the company sake. I believe in team work.
57.
I have what you required for this job education background, expereince in full cyle of accouting, skills necessary to perform the job.
58.
I believe I'm the best candidate for this job because I possess the multi-faceted tool set to be a project manager. I have multiple years experience in restaurant and bar management, I have excellent command of the English language both orally and written. I have a degree in creative writing and experience writing a variety of types of publications including company newsletters, blogs, articles and training manuals. That coupled with my Masters in Accounting and three years of government taxation experience demonstrates my diverse background.
59.
I feel like I can bring a friendly and positive attitude towards the work place, for example... (enter story)
60.
I think that I am great match for the position, I have an experience and skills that you are looking for and I am confident that I will do a good job on this position.
61.
I am a fast learner and people person.
62.
Have the qualification you are looking for in project accountant eg maintaining project budget and producing progress claims. I am team player. I take directions and have the desire to be successful to produce excellent results.
63.
Because I have the qualifications and experience and very skillfull and knowledgable for that job.
64.
I believe I'm the best candidate because I have the multi-faceted skill set necessary to be successful as a project manager. I have many years of management experience in the hotel/restaurant industry, I have a Bachelor's Degree in English - Creative Writing and have experience writing on wide range of platforms. My portfolio of writing includes everything from magazine and news articles to company newsletters and commercial radio scripts. I've also developed training and procedure manuals at some of my past jobs. I believe this wide range of skills makes me an ideal candidate for the project manager position.
65.
I have over 8 years international tax experiences in surplus calculation, FAPI computation, transfer pricing report compliance and other related working experience that indicated in the job description. In addition, I am have a very supportive team work skills.
66.
I believe my experience and skills that suits the requirement, & can deliver the expected results by the management.
67.
Beacause of my interpersonal skills combined with my technical and work expereience ie. Worked in a public company a.
68.
I can fit your requirement as you published in the vacancies offer even thought I have over 10 years experience in this field.
69.
Experience, skills, knowledge.
70.
I am born with passion of accounting, from school days I had great interest into the calculations and statistics that's why even after having degree in Arts I am choosing career in accounting.
71.
Although I love what I do, I feel that I'm ready to take on more challenging assignments and unfortunately, my there's no room for me to grow there.
72.
I need to apply my knowledge in this field and learn, contribute to the progress of the company.
73.
Wide variety of production experience corporate experience, event planning and hosting.
74.
I have a tremendous amount of experience in division 1 sports and excel in a fast paced work environment.

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