Today we are looking at “what is your dream job”. Like every question it is a common one in Interviews. That is what I want to discuss here. So I think the most important thing to understand from their Perspective, the way the hiring manager is looking at. So when they ask you this question, What is your dream job They are not expecting you to say that the position you’re interviewing for is your dream job. And like I did its kind of obvious. But I think a lot of people get stressed out, and they’re like okay, well my dream job is being a fighter pilot and this is a customer service job. So I’ve got to say the customer service is my dream job. And when you do that the hiring manager sees right through. It is because customer service isn’t many people’s dream job Just to be honest. So the first thing to realize that is it’s okay to admit that your dream job is not the job you’re interviewing.
But before I have a trick where you don’t even have to do that. You do not even have to admit that let’s take a look at it. The way that you do. It is you describe your dream job. And you answer this question not by giving a title. So you don’t say fighter pilot or firefighter or veterinarian or billionaire investor anything like that. You focus on a general description of the job. The things that would make a job a dream job for you. And by doing that you can have some similarity to the job you’re interviewing for.
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And the distinguisher that’s a term I used to mean the thing that sets you apart that most people aren’t doing in their interview answer. That is the thing that’s going to make you memorable. Is that you’re going to tailor this answer to fit the exact job that you’re interviewing. Before you’re going to do it just enough you don’t want to overdo it and sound fake. You don’t want to say that everything this job offer is your dream job. That’s gonna sound crazy. Unless, it really is like with the customer service.
An example you don’t want to say my dream job would involve taking service calls and following up with people and writing customer service emails. Sounds funny right? You don’t want to say that all. Because it sounds ridiculous. But say that providing great service to people and make well genuinely happy. And is that is something you’re passionate about. So your dream job, but we certainly incorporate something like that. That’d be a great part of your answer right there. I have a full example coming up. But that’s a good piece. If you do something like that, that’s good so again there you showed some overlap. Without saying that you dream of being a customer service person, you showed that there are some qualities in common between what you dream of and what this job has. That’s what you’re trying to do. And that’s what most people are not doing.
Answering “What is Your Dream Job ?”
So here let’s look at another example. I think my dream job would be a combination of creating products. That is making difference in the world and getting a chance to share them with as many people as I can. I was excited to interview for this job, because I knew millions of people use your products every day. So you’re doing a lot of things there, at the start you’re doing exactly what I said you’re focusing on a description of your dream job. You’re not gonna think ,you didn’t get a job title. You didn’t say you wanted to be a head product developer or the director of product development or anything like that. You describing characteristics of your job and then you are tailoring it to them that you’re distinguishing yourself by making it fit what they offer. They know you’re excited about them. And you have been showing you did some research. Also, you saw that their products have an audience and millions of people. And you have a genuine reason for wanting to come in there.
So you’re doing a lot of great things with that answer. And you have a genuine reason for wanting to come in there. You really should be able to do something like that. As long as you think about it a little before so hopefully this helps you.
what would you do if you had 10 million dollars ?
One final thought. This is kind of similar to the question, sometimes hiring managers will ask you what would you do if you had 10 million dollars tomorrow. And you never had to work another day in your life. So with that question again you don’t have to say that oh I would keep coming to work, this is what I like to do. But I just think show a slight overlap. Make it believable show like a 20 percent overlap. For an example let’s say you’re interviewing for a software development position and the hiring manager asked what I would do tomorrow if I had 10 million dollars a day. I’d say, “ I would probably move somewhere tropical for a year. And try that out. And I really still be passionate about technology, so I think I would try to start my own software development agency.”
I think that would be exciting see what you did there. That you’re admitting your life would be different with the ten million dollars. Because it would, you’re going to go somewhere tropical. That was just my example that’s what I would do. But then you’re showing that you’re still passionate about software development. You’re not saying “give me that ten million dollars and I’ll never touch a computer again, because I hate this.” You’re saying I would start an agency. And this stuff is pretty cool. And “I would love to have the freedom to kind of experiment. Spend all my free time on I’m working on this on my own terms. Instead of having an employer.” that shows that you’re passionate about the underlying subject. And that is going to get you hired for a software engineering position for a company. They’re not going to be scared of that. Of course, they’re going to love that.
So again try to make it overlap a little and use some methods I’ve talked about here. And you will have yourself a great answer to this question.
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