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I'm not sure that is the best save - its kind of like saying "I want to be your boss". Nobody wants to hear that at a jobinterview. Actually, I can't think of a single thing to say that would save this terrible answer.

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I'm pretty sure most RESPECTABLE companies WANT their applicants to have the ambition to become the next CEO or president. I mean, unless OP is applying at Wal-mart or something where they just want you to remain lowly grunt forever.

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I don't see anything in OP's post that indicates he would deserve the hell of working with that narcissistic asshole. Especially since being President is almost objectively a 'cool' job, because of these reasons: "Since 2001, the president has earned a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment. The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001." That quote references Wikipedia's page on the President of the USA, for the record.

Maybe they'll interpret that as showing ambition. The "dream job" you share does not need to be related to the job you're applying to. Honestly that probably sounds less contrived than "ah yes my dream job is the next step up the ladder I'm applying to." Plus that shows some character, why not dream big?

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I think Trump's justification for wanting to be President would be, "So I can make laws to make all the people that aren't part of my super narrow and bigoted view completely miserable."

I was actually told by a company that he wasn't even going to submit my application. In his words "because if I turn this in you'd have my job in less that a year."

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Even if it isn't illegal, it would probably piss off any workers' rights group. It also would probably piss off the CEO because if #12 was skilled enough to be advanced to his interviewer's job so quickly it would mean that they would have been a more efficient worker. So the interviewer cost the company money by not hiring #12. And company leaders usually get a bit annoyed when they lose money.

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Some are worse than others, and the current two front runners are worse by far. And excusing it by saying that all other politicians are like that is what is allowing the situation to continue.

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