How to answer “Why do you want this job?”

We found a great article by Mary Hope that discusses how you can answer one of the trickiest interview questions; “Why do you want this job?”

To read the entire article click here.

In the article they list four great steps to consider when answering this question:

Step 1:

‘This is a great company /organisation because…….’  Everyone likes to be flattered, so tell them why you think they are a good company, what it is you like about the company….

Step 2:

Describe the challenges of the role, even if it is a job that is pretty routine. What are the issues they face in getting someone to do the role well?

Step 3:

Tell them the things that float your boat, the things you have just been doing, the challenges you really enjoy and give some brief examples.

Step 4:

Think about why they might not want to hire you and refute their logic.


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