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Is it bad during a first round interview to ask about horizontal opportunities (at Google)? They reached out to me about an operational accounting role and want to interview me but my long-term career interests are different. Currently in tech/data consulting. Thanks in advance!

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Yes, it is. They want to see if you are a fit for this role. Take the job and then move after a year.

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I would not mention that. You want the role they are offering, you want to do it for life (same-track), and you’ve dreamed of having the role since you were a little girl. Worry about switching and telling that story later.

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I wouldn’t frame it that way. If I were hiring for my team and it’s clear you’d rather work somewhere else I probably wouldn’t hire you since I expect you to jump. If you aren’t set on switching but want room to build your experience in a certain direction/niche you might be able to weave that in to the convo by sharing your interest and how you would want to improve help shape the future of that by xyz. This may help you gauge and they may offer those options without you asking.

Thanks, this is moreso what I mean. I'm interested in the role and working at Google, but long term career interests might be slightly different and this is what I want to present

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