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Tell Me Something About Yourself - Interview Answers.

Try to introduce some of your most important employment-oriented skills as well as your education and accomplishments to the interviewer. Answer to this question is very important because it positions you for the rest of the interview. That's why this statement is often called the "Positioning Statement".

One should take the opportunity to show his/her communication skills by speaking clearly and concisely in an organized manner. Since there is no right or wrong answer for this question hence it is important to appear friendly.

1) I am a person with strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to get along well with people. I enjoy challenges and looking for creative solutions to problems.

2) Besides the details given in my resume, I believe in character values, vision and action. I am quick in learning from mistakes. I am confident that the various tests that you have conducted will corroborate my competencies aptitude and right attitude for the…

What Are Your Short Term Career Goals & Objectives? - Interview Answers

“Never simply state your Short term goal but move a step further by stating the steps you are taking to achieve them.”

Short term goal depends upon where you stand right now. A person with 5 years of experience will have different short term goals than a person with no work experience.

"An idealist believes the short run doesn't count,
A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter
A realist believes that what is done or left undone
in the short run determines the long run."

Your answers can be:

1) My short term goal is to find a position where I can use the knowledge and strength I have. I want to participate in the growth and success of the company I work for.

2) I want to see myself as a software developer in your esteemed organization where by with all my skills and enhanced learning I shall be able to make valuable and meaningful contribution to your organization.

3) My short term goal is to learn everything I can about marketing. I want to be in a position where I can contribute what I’ve learned through education to gain some practical and real life Experience. Hence my immediate goal is to learn and become skilled in all aspects of marketing.

4) My short term goal is to become a marketing analyst. I've learned the basics of marketing during my first two years and hence I am raring to take on challenging projects.

5) My short term goal is to get into a management position. The last five years of my career I have concentrated on learning and acquiring all the managerial skills. Recently I've taken more responsibilities in management because I eventually want to become production manager. I feel I’m doing a diligent job by volunteering for extra work to gain more experience and hope to be in a management position within a year or two.


- Tell me something about yourself?

What makes you stand out from other candidates?

- What is (are) your Strength (Strengths)?

What is (are) your Weakness (Weaknesses)?

- Can you work well under pressure? (Or How well do you handle stress and pressure?)

- What are your long term goals/career aspirations?

- Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

- Why should we hire you over other candidates?

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  1. 1) My short term goal is to find a position where I can use the Knowledge and Strength I have. I want to participate in the growth and success of the company I work for.

    I like this one

    1. very simple, yet realistic one. good..! tnx!

    2. i too like this .

  2. the first answer is good but when they ask strength in tht time wht should to tell pls give me the answer for tht

  3. yah thats right. :)

  4. i can work at tight position!

  5. my short term goal is to use my own skill and grow up with the company

  6. it help mer a lot for that answer

  7. short term goal are long lasting goals

  8. it's a really good site for those, who are about to appear for an interview.

  9. I want to find the job that i can improve speaking english skill

  10. Yes, improve speaking english skill

  11. These are best points and you just need to remember if you want to be hired. This job interview questions and answers sheet can be helpful to all.

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  13. Short term goals are goals that focus on the immediate future. They focus on today, this week, or this month.There are some ways to live happier with better short-term goals:-

    1.Use short-term goals to improve your quality of life and increase your happiness.

    2.Use short-term goals to define better long-term goals.

    3.Let your short-term goals be the autopilot to your long-term goals.

    4.Let your short-term goals guide you to your passion.


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