Submitted by swoopad on
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
A few suggestions
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. http://www.manager-tools.com/interviewing-series
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: http://www.manager-tools.com/forums-1591
<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: http://www.manager-tools.com/purchase-the-disc-profile 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.
Your career in X years
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.