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What are you looking for in a job?

1 of 21 No Experience 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

This question can be a tricky one to answer if you've never had a job before! Think about your education and any volunteer experience you have received or training. What are some aspects of those experience that you enjoyed?

For most people, working in an environment that is positive and encouraging helps them to feel more motivated and often more productive. Your coworkers can have a significant influence on your experience as well. If you work with positive and encouraging people, you will feel appreciated and cared for at work.

Review the job description so that you can also share some of what you're looking forward to learning. The most exciting part of a new job is that you have so much room to grow and learn. This interview marks the beginning of your career so, get excited!

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am looking for a supportive environment with positive people who want to help each other succeed. I know that many workplaces have competitive cultures, but I am not interested in that as a focus, at this time. I appreciate the personalities that I have met in your organization so far. It feels like a nice fit here, already."

Admin
Answer example

"I am new to my career so I am looking for a job that will give me great training and a positive work environment."

Manager
Answer example

"I am looking for a company who will take the time to train me, and a manager who will mentor me. I am greatly attracted to learning opportunities and am a sponge when it comes to new information. An organization that will happily feed my thirst for knowledge is ideal. Your management training program looks intense and in-depth which is very exciting to me."

Marketing
Answer example

"I am seeking an agency that loves to take a calculated risk, try the latest methods in marketing, and be the first in many areas. Your agency has won multiple awards related to innovation in your creative space, which is what first attracted me to you. I am thrilled with the idea of launching my career with your team."

Retail
Answer example

"In the immediate term, I am looking for flexibility in hours, and to gain more customer service experience. As a full-time student, I am interested in working evenings and weekends in an industry related to my fashion design degree. Who knows - maybe down the road you will promote me to your design team!"

Sales
Answer example

"I'm looking for a company with which I can grow, and a team that will help me do it. I want to make the right decision with my first job out of school that will put me on the right career path and gives me opportunities for advancement when I prove myself."

Teacher
Answer example

"I am actively seeking a school with a solid community reputation, strong resources, and a seasoned faculty that I can learn from."

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: 08/28/2016
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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