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What are you looking to gain from your next job?

"What are you looking to gain from your next job?"

The answer will depend on where you are in your career.  If you are new, then you want to gain more experience and learn a wide variety of things.  If you have a lot of previous experience, you might want to find something challenging and more opportunities for growth.

Short Answers

"I want a position where I'll be challenged.  I want to learn a lot of new things and I want to continually grow.  So I'm looking for a job that will provide these things for me."

"I want to gain experience in many areas of accounting.  I want a position where things are not routine and where many of my accounting skills are utilized."

"In my next job, I want more opportunities to write automation.  In my previous position, we didn't have these opportunities because we outsourced this work to other groups."

Long Answer

"For the last several years, I have done a wide variety of things.  I have set my goals and continually moved forward.  I have worked in a time constraint environment, juggled many tasks at one time, and even managed several people.  However, one of my goals is to improve my creative side of design.  Working for a large company demands a lot of work from each designer.  So although creating graphics came naturally for me, I never had the luxury of creating work without being pulled in four different directions.  So I want to find a position where I can use more of my creativity."

This is a stronger answer than the generic one about learning and finding something challenging.  This answer displays a lot of experience, ability to work hard, and the ability to deliver items quickly.  This person answers by saying he wants to find a position where he can use more creativity, while showing off his credentials as a good worker.

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