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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 23, 2012

Aim In Life: Want To Be Very Rich

I remember while interviewing a candidate for the position of Junior Software Engineer, I asked this question: What's your aim in life? . I wasn't expecting any answer, but I only expected an answer you can fit into some 'sense frame'.

The answer I got was, "I want to be very rich". Now such answers typically lead to an interesting Interview. I asked 'follow up' questions like 'how rich' would be 'very rich' and what's your plan to become 'very rich'. The candidate could not answer.

The lesson: You may have any aim in life; just be prepared to answer the basic follow-up questions. For example, if your aim is to climb the Mount Everest, that's a realistic aim, and you should be prepared to answer questions like "What's your strategy?", "Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?" , "What are the challenges in achieving your aim?" etc.

I hope you find this tip useful.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Mar 23, 2012
I think having any aim is 1st step but the 2nd mandatory step is having roadmap for this.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 23, 2012
Yep, 'Roadmap' is the right word.
silverscorpion • Mar 23, 2012
You should have a reason for having an aim, whatever aim that may be.. And if you are clear about that reason, then you will be able to answer the follow up questions.

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