Career Goals Interview Preparation Guide
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Career Goals Interview Questions and Answers will guide you how to achieve the better career for your success in the life. In this section of Career Goals you will learn how to set and approach a successful Career, so learn more about the Career Goals with the help of this Career Goals Interview Questions with Answers guide

26 Career Goals Questions and Answers:

1 :: There are thousands of possible careers. Why do you want to follow this particular career?

Job seekers who really want this job, will be quick, definite and forceful when explaining why.
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2 :: Where do you see your self five years from now?

Do they see their future intertwined with the company; have they done enough research into the company; do their answers demonstrate that they are ambitious, energetic, goal-oriented, and enthusiastic?
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3 :: What are your career goals - both short-term and long term?

Job seeker should demonstrate clear purpose, enthusiasm and commitment to own goals; plans ahead; do they see the company intertwined with their future plans?
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4 :: Five years ago - how would you have answered the Interview Question: Where do you see yourself five years from now? Do you think you have achieved what you wanted to?

Demonstrates honesty, persistence and enthusiasm in their plans for the future, especially with this new position; shows they learn from past mistakes; they are not quitters.
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5 :: Why interviewer asked 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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6 :: What is your goal in future?

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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7 :: described 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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8 :: Would you describe yourself as goal-driven?

Yes, and I demonstrated my goal orientation as president of the local Jaycees, a community-service organization. I am very proud of the fact that I set a goal of signing 50 new members by the end of the year, and I accomplished that.
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9 :: Have you set your 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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10 :: What you've accomplished toward reaching a recent goal for yourself?

My first few years in banking had me on the fast track to branch management. I realized at some point along the way that my true passion was in offering financial advice not limited to checking accounts and loans. It was at that point that I made the necessary arrangements to go back to school full-time to pursue my goal, which I am just about to achieve.
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