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I'm interested in knowing more about the type of work you are seeking, and your ideal workplace culture. What is your ideal position at this time?

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

Updated on August 9th, 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 type of culture you are looking for will vary based on your field and personality. However, every candidate is looking for a positive work environment and growth opportunities, so be sure to stress these aspects in your response. In regards to the position, think of three traits that get you excited about your ideal job. What work elements evoke happiness? Be sure to demonstrate to the interviewer how excited you are about this position.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"Ideally, I am seeking a role that offers a positive work environment with room for growth through challenging projects and continued training. I work best in a positive team environment where employees are respected and given some form of autonomy."

Admin
Answer example

"I am looking for a role to which I can contribute value. An organization with a culture where administrative associates feel valued and appreciated. I'm passionate about working within a culture where people are recognized, ideas are celebrated, and innovation is happening all around you."

Manager
Answer example

"My ideal workplace is somewhere that challenges me, allows for growth, and just somewhere I look forward to being, day in and out. So many hours are spent at work, that I want to make sure I'm a good culture fit for the rest of my team, and they for me."

Marketing
Answer example

"I am looking for a business that I believe in, with people who believe in what they're doing. Culture is essential to me, and I seek a company that values its people enough to go out on a limb for them. In a position, I'm looking for growth opportunities in the marketing department. I want a hand not only in execution but also planning the strategies and promotions."

Retail
Answer example

"My dream workplace is comprised of a great team, selling solid products that I can stand behind with pride, and a place that values me as an employee and leader, and takes steps to nurture my growth."

Sales
Answer example

"As far as my dream sales position, it's a team-oriented, sales position that pushes me daily and inspires me to stay on my toes, learn, and grow. I love a fast-pace and a collaborative team, and from looking at the entire section online dedicated to team culture and employee happiness, it's certainly super compelling and something I want to see for myself!"

Teacher
Answer example

"My ideal workplace is with a school and faculty that encourages collaboration, praises dedication, and fosters a safe learning environment for all."

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: 10/13/2016
Last modified on: 08/09/2018

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