What are your career options right now? If the interviewer asks this question, he or she is trying to find out how desperate you are in the process of your job search.
Prepare for this question by thinking of how you can position yourself as a desired commodity. If you are still working, describe the possibilities at your present firm and why, though you’re greatly appreciated there, you’re looking for something more? This something could be a challenge, money, responsibility, etc. Also mention that you’re seriously exploring opportunities with one or two other firms.
If you’re not working, talk about other employment possibilities you’re actually exploring. But do this with a light touch, speaking only in general terms. You don’t want to seem manipulative or coy.
This question may be paraphrased as “what are your career goals”, “what are your career objectives”, or “what are your career plans”.
How would you answer “what are your career options right now”? If someone asks you about your career plans in the interview, would you tell your exact plan? Are you aware of other important interview questions? We’d love to hear from you.