15th October, 2018
News type: Blog
One of the most common interview questions you may encounter is, “What are you looking for in your next job?” or “What would be your ideal working environment, so that you can thrive, be successful and engaged?”
We want to know whether your goals are a match for the company. Your answer allows us to see whether your skills and interests make a good fit for the job and the company.
To answer this question successfully, consider your goals as they relate to the position and company values. While your answer should always be honest, it should also show how you will add value to the company.
Most of us tend to focus on promotions, projects, education that will help us learn and develop. Is that all there is to it?
How about surrounding ourselves with people who will push us to succeed. Who could enrich our lives with purpose and personal growth. Who will know and understand what drives us or could drive us and the people who inspire us. What am I doing so I could do what I want to do?
Happiness that we feel in our relationships that help us become better versions of ourselves – to find a mentor in a company that values your growth and wants to invest in that.
On the other hand, could you see yourself giving back, to be a mentor, to share your knowledge with colleagues or new onboardings that come through that door.
Do you have that strong response to this question? Your answer should be empowering and inspiring for you and then the Interviewer.
Not just to benefit the hire from company but to stay true to your values that could be in line with the values of your work environment.
For example, you might explain that you want to work for a company that encourages teamwork and team projects because you thrive in a team environment. It will show the interviewer that you will do well in the company’s team-driven culture.
Is talking about salary and benefits the focus of your answer? Maybe not, right…
There are so many exciting paths to pursue.