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Old 10-04-2014, 02:37 PM
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Hi,

I am scheduled for a job interview and would like to ask how do answer this question?

1.Why did you apply for this job?

2. What are you looking if you are selected?

3. What do you plan to achieve 5 years later in this job?

I am looking for suggestions to answer the interviewer in a humble but not boastful way.

Appreciate.

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Old 10-04-2014, 02:47 PM
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Are you kidding me? You mean you need people to spoonfeed you the answers? Then what's the whole point of interview?

Not to mention you did not say which company are you applying for, for what position, your academic background and prior work experiences (if any). How do you expect people to even want to help you?

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Old 10-04-2014, 03:55 PM
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To above,

OP might have reasons to ask such questions. If you have nothing constructive to add, then dig yourself a hole big enough for your head and stick it there.

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personally, will tailor the answers according to the job description.
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:41 PM
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Hi,

I am scheduled for a job interview and would like to ask how do answer this question?

1.Why did you apply for this job?

2. What are you looking if you are selected?

3. What do you plan to achieve 5 years later in this job?

I am looking for suggestions to answer the interviewer in a humble but not boastful way.

Appreciate.
i don't think these will be the questions for the coming interview. if interviewer is HR, maybe 1, 2 will be asked. they like to ask stupid questions. technical questions if interviewer is hiring manager. no. 3 if interviewer is director-level.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:10 AM
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I usually ask a variant of Q3 to fresh grad to see if they are likely to stay in their position and whether they have thought about their future.

Usually, if the person has an interest in the job, they will have an idea of what they want to accomplish or gain out of it. Those that don't either never really thought about what they want to do or are just looking for a stepping stone to their next job.
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I usually ask a variant of Q3 to fresh grad to see if they are likely to stay in their position and whether they have thought about their future.

Usually, if the person has an interest in the job, they will have an idea of what they want to accomplish or gain out of it. Those that don't either never really thought about what they want to do or are just looking for a stepping stone to their next job.
are you from hr? usually you will be listening to some form of bs like 5 years down i wanna be this and that. truth is, fresh grads just need a job, and most people just leave once they think they are underpaid.
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useful online courses...

How to Write a Resume
s://.coursera.org/learn/how-to-write-a-resume/

Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters
s://.coursera.org/learn/winning-resumes/

Career Edge: Resume, Networking and Interview Skills
s://.edx.org/course/career-edge-resume-networking-interview-fullbridgex-career5x

Interview Research and Preparation
s://.coursera.org/learn/interview-preparation/

How to Succeed at: Interviews
s://.futurelearn.com/courses/interviews

Successful Interviewing
s://.coursera.org/learn/successful-interviewing/
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