Hi there,

I would like to kindly ask for an advice. I got an interview in a few week and I got send a few questions that I  must answer in advance. I would like to answer these question professionally and I have some difficulties on the following points:

My vision for my future career in X years?

What do I value most at work -people, money, field of work ?

Strengths and Weaknesses?

Could anyone here please help me answer? Or at least post a link or name an MT Podcast Episode that could help.

Thanx in advance


jhack's picture

First, I can't recommend enough the interview series.  It's only $150 and it is incredible.  You'll be the most prepared interviewee they've ever seen.

Now let's take your questions: 

<em>- My vision for my future career in X years?</em>  Only you can answer this one.  Where do you see your career going?  If you don't know, you need to spend some time thinking about it.  Here's one resource:

<em>- What do I value most at work -people, money, field of work ?</em>  Which do you value most?  Why?  You could take the DiSC profile, which would give a much better sense of your own work style:   And/Or, you could simply take some time to think about how you've acted at work in the past, and use that as an answer.  

<em>- Strengths and Weaknesses?</em>  Lucky you, there ia podcasts on the weakness question.

For strengths, you should apply the model in the "leadership question" podcast. to the strength question.  Great stuff:

Good luck!  Let us know how it goes.  

John Hack

asteriskrntt1's picture

I believe they want to see that you have some sort of plan/direction.

Not a blow by blow but a general plan ...something like this.

Well, over the next 3-5 years, I want to finish my MBA in Marketing (or whatever).  I am also developing relationships with a couple of mentors to help me learn the things that you don't get taught in school - how to manage and build relationships and the subtleties of becoming a good manager/executive.  In 3-5 years, I see myself leading a team, maybe 3-6 members and helping them be successful, while continuing to prime myself to get to that next level.


Hope this helps.