How to Answer the Interview Question What are you looking for in a job?

How to Answer the Interview Question “What are you looking for in a job?”


Interview questions are asked to uncover a particular skill, quality or experience from the interviewee. The reason why many job applicants fail during the job interview is because they don’t understand what it is the interviewer wants to hear.

In this article we have broke down what the interviewer is looking for in a perfect job interview answer and to help you create the perfect answer we have recorded an example answer



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Interview Question:

What are you looking for in a job?

Explanation of the Question:

Think about the main job duties, skills and qualities needed for this position, which of these would you enjoy? Job Satisfaction, Team Work, Varity, Seeing the end result from your work, Helping others, Etc. This way you are being honest while discussing relevant duties and qualities. Don’t say the obvious:

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Example Interview Answer

 “This job” As you will quickly lose credibility and the interviewer may doubt other answers to the interview questions.


“It’s important for me to see the end result from my work; I like to know that I have done a good job and that my customers are satisfied”


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