HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS POSITION? (How to ANSWER this TOUGH and COMMON Interview Question!) — h2b

how did you hear about this position?

To help you pass your interview at the first attempt, we will cover the following 2 things during this tutorial:

#1. We will explain why the hiring manager is asking you the question, “HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS POSITION?”. If you understand why the question is being asked, you can give the perfect answer!

#2. We will then give you a top-scoring answer to use in an interview!

Why Are You Being Asked This Question?

Well, they are asking you this question because most candidates just want a pay check, and they are not too concerned about which company it is with. This means they haven’t had any interest in the company they are applying to work at, and the risk of them leaving soon after starting work there increases significantly!

So, to answer this question to gain the highest scores achievable, you must give an answer that shows you have been interested in them for a while, and you have been waiting for the right job to be advertised!

Top-Scoring Example Answer

“I heard about this position because I created an online alert to inform me when you were advertising jobs. I’ve been interested in your company for some time because I admire your products and services, and people I have spoken to who have worked here previously have said nothing but good things about how the company is managed and how you support your employees. My interest in working here is genuine, and I am confident I can contribute to your long-term success.”

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