Interview Question: Why Do You Want To Work Here?
Hello. In this post, we’re going to talk about how to answer the question: Why do you want to work here?
You’ll also learn what this question should really be.
It’s very simple.
Always be honest with yourself and them. Think about it. Internalize it yourself.
Even take a moment to think: Do I want to work here? If I do, why?
You can say, “Well, that’s what I’m hoping to learn more about today. I would like to learn more about the role and what being here day today looks like. I want to find out more about your company and get a feel for the people here, deciding whether or not it’s going to be a good fit for both of us.”
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Fair enough, right?
You can almost treat “Why do you want to work here?” the same as “What do you know about our company?” which, in my opinion, is a much more legitimate question than “Why do you want to work here?”
And the better question would be: What do you know about our company? You can use the same answer for both questions.
Well, there you have it: What this question should be and how to answer it with grace and dignity.
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Do you have an experience where you were asked this question?
How did you answer it?
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