After obtaining my master's degree, I am applying to doctoral programs; my career goal is to work in academia. However, during these months I have to save more money for my future possible studies by applying to various kinds of jobs. I will hear back from the schools that I am applying to after March 2016; if I am admitted, then I must quit my job (if any) on August 2016, say; if not, then I will continue to work for one more year and apply to doctoral programs again next year.
From time to time I was asked questions such as "what is your career goal" or "what do you want". Given that I just want to get a job to save more money, that I know that if I tell them I am applying to doctoral programs and want to work in academia then I would have no chance to get the job, and that I do not want to lie, I wonder what a wise way to response such a question is.