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?”
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In the article they list four great steps to consider when answering this question:
‘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….
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?
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.
Think about why they might not want to hire you and refute their logic.