Career Aim Interview Preparation Guide
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Career Aim related Frequently Asked Questions in various Career Goal based job Interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

31 Career Goal Questions and Answers:

1 :: Why the interviewer ask about your career goal?

The primary reason to bounce off such a question is to check an interviewee's level of self-awareness and his planning skills.
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2 :: Have you set your career goals?

When you are asked about what are your career goals, it is the time to communicate your short and long term plans with the interview - the interviewer would want to learn how stable you are in your professional/personal life, how you plan to achieve your goals and how you will grow with the company that you are working for.
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3 :: What are your goals in life?

I wish to do my MBA and later on, set up my own business.
It is an honest answer. However, no interviewer would be keen to appoint a candidate that wishes to retire from the job soon and start of a venture on his own. He would want the candidate to stick around for some time.
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4 :: What is a career objective?

If you happen to be a methodical person who seems to plan for everything under the sun, then such a question would be a 'cake-walk' for you. However, if you are one of those who lead an un-planned life, you need to be prepared.
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5 :: Are there any short-term goals and objectives have you established for yourself?

My short-term objectives are to graduate from the Professional Development Program before the standard two years and begin developing a clientele. As an intern, I prepared ahead of time by studying for the Series 7 and Series 64 exams that constitute a majority of a beginning financial consultant's time. I'd like to make make the company that hires me wonder what it ever did without me.
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6 :: Describe your long-term goals and objectives?

My primary objectives are to learn as much as possible about your company's product offering, organizational structure, and professional sales techniques so that I may become the most productive member of your sales team.
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7 :: What do you expect to be doing in next five years?

Although it is hard to predict the future, I sincerely believe that I will become a very good financial consultant. I believe that my abilities will allow me to excel to the point that I can seek other opportunities as a portfolio manager (the next step) and possibly even higher. My ultimate goal continues to be, and will always be, to be the best at whatever level I am working at within ABC corporate structure.
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8 :: How do you get focused while answering about long & short term career goals?

If you are the type of person who prefers an organized way of life, you may find this question a piece of cake to answer. But if you're among the majority of people who let life happen as it comes along, you will probably not have a smooth answer without some forethought.
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9 :: Where do you want to go and how you can help the employer achieve results?

I have learned that long-term goals are best achieved when I break them into shorter goals. My short-term goal is to find a position that will put me in a forward-moving company with solid performance and future projections. As part of a team, I want to add value and continue to grow the company. My long-term goal will depend on where the company goes. My plan is to move into a position of responsibility where I can lead a team.
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10 :: Begin by setting short-term goals. Right now your goal is may be to get a job but what kind of job? And where do you go from there?

Be employer-centered. The employer is looking for someone to come in and solve problems. Since planning is a key factor in this job, think of examples where your planning has affected the results.
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