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What was your favorite job?

"What was your favorite job?"

I have never been asked this question, but I know some people who ran into it.  That means you should at least give it a little thought so you can think of a good answer ahead of time.  The best way to answer this question is to select a job that is most similar to the job that you are applying for.  For example, if a person who is applying to be a financial analyst says their favorite job was being a salesman, then the answer is basically useless and not effective at all.  Rather, you should say that you like your last marketing job because you have passion for it and you really enjoy it.  Many people fail interviews based on lack of enthusiasm.  So make sure you show them that you love the job you are applying for.

"My favorite job was working as a financial analyst.  I wanted to pursue other areas of finance so I accepted a position as a financial consultant.  After a while, I realized how much I enjoyed my work as a financial analyst so I'm looking for a financial analyst position."

"The last position I held was my favorite job.  I really enjoy all aspects of accounting and auditing.  However, I don't want to limit myself to just governmental accounting so I want a position where I can be doing similar type of work but in a larger setting."

"My favorite job was the last position I held in the marketing department.  That's why I'm applying for this job.  It's similar to my last position and I really enjoyed it.  Even though I really like my job, I want to experience the same work for a larger company.  That's the primary reason for wanting to leave my current job."

This answer is brief but effective.  It states that this person loves marketing.  The second part of the answer is basically answering a question before it is asked.  If you love your job, why are you leaving?  You can answer this in several ways, but my example is using the excuse of wanting to work for a larger company because it shows that I want to take the next step in my career.  It shows that I want to grow and that I want to go to bigger and better opportunities.  Basically, it is showing a little ambition without saying it directly.

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