Hi! How would you answer the question “What are you looking for in your next job?”. I have a job interview soon, and it would help a lot if you gave me tips about this. TIA!
How To Answer “What Are You Looking For In Your Next Job?”
I think that the ideal answer to this is an answer that will show that what you’re looking for and/or capable of, and what the company is looking for and/or can offer you matches each other.
If you say “I’m looking for an exciting job where I can use my communication skills to interact and help customers” in a Data Entry job – where the only thing you interact with is a computer, with a job post saying that the job will be repetitive, then that’s a big X from the interviewer’s point of view. The interviewer will feel like they’re doing you a favor by not hiring you because you won’t like the job anyway.
I, personally, use this question to deal with my weakness which is having few long-term jobs in my history. For this, my answer would be something like – “I’m looking for a role where I can build a long-term career with opportunities for personal and career growth and have the opportunity to utilize the skills that I have developed in all of my previous jobs.” — unless they say that it’s a short-term project, every company is looking for someone who will stay for a long time.
If I’m applying to be a Messenger or a Liaison Officer, I’d probably say – “I’m looking for a job where I’ll be able to get out of the office and interact with different types of people.”
There’s no one right answer to this, so personalizing it is very important. Research about the company, read the job description carefully, and be truthful in answering. Good luck!