Salary Negotiation Secrets Revealed!

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How To Answer The Most Difficult Interview Questions

Written by Gerard McLoughlin

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5. Where do you see yourself in five years' time?

This question is designed to determine your career plan. Have you well planned short-term and long-term career goals? Isrepparttar advertised position consistent with these? If hired, are you likely to commit yourself fully torepparttar 150654 company or will you seizerepparttar 150655 first opportunity to move on? Show that you have a structured way of establishing goals. Demonstraterepparttar 150656 importance ofrepparttar 150657 job on offer as part of your career progression. Stress that you are ambitious, but realistic. Let them know that you plan to develop professionally withinrepparttar 150658 company and to work energetically to obtain promotion.

6. Why do you want to work for our company?

The interviewer is trying to discover how much you know aboutrepparttar 150659 company. Once again, detailed company research will pay handsome dividends when it comes to answering this question. The candidate who displays a knowledge ofrepparttar 150660 company and an awareness ofrepparttar 150661 challenges it faces is more likely to be selected thanrepparttar 150662 tongue-tied interviewee who looks perplexed when asked why he or she wants to work for that particular company.

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