Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “If you could have any job in the world what would it be?” or “What is your dream job?” Down below you can also find some useful tips for answering this question!
The reason why interviewers ask this question is to find out how candidates view themselves, what they feel they have to offer and to what extend they are thinking about their future perspective. It helps interviewers gauge a candidate’s career aspirations and how well it matches the open position.
√ Do focus on the journey not the destination. Explain which (transferrable) skills and what experience you first need to obtain to land your dream job. That way, you’ll come across as a self-motivated candidate who is staying for the long-term.
X Don’t pick a job that’s unrelated to the open position, unless it’s obviously a side job. For example, students usually combine school and a part-time job to earn some extra income.
X Don’t mention a specific company you’d like to work at but describe your ideal company in general terms. Also, don’t mention any competitors.