How to Answer: What are You Looking for in a New Job?

One key question an employer likely to ask during an interview is “What are you looking for in a new job?”.

What is the best way to answer this question? It is important that your response is honest, factual and showcases the skills you have that are important to the role in question.

Start with your skills

This is an area that will be important to hiring managers. Talking about how you would like to find a new role that allows you to utilise your existing excellent skills will show that you are interested in progressing and benefitting the company. Remember not to oversell yourself, being truthful is key here. If there are skills that you are keen to learn or develop in this role, you could use this as an opportunity to highlight them.

The best way to highlight your achievements is through the STAR interview technique. Find out how to utilise this here.

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