WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT THIS ROLE? (The PERFECT ANSWER to this TRICKY INTERVIEW QUESTION!)
We will teach you how to answer the tricky interview question, what interests you about this role? If you have a job interview coming up for any role or any organization, this question is likely to come up, and how you answer it could be the difference between a pass or a fail.
TO HELP YOU PASS YOUR JOB INTERVIEW, WE WILL COVER 3 THINGS DURING THIS VIDEO:
#1. We will explain WHY the interviewer is asking you the question, what interests you about this role?
#2. We will give you several important tips for giving the perfect answer.
#3. We will give you an outstanding response that is suitable for ALL JOB ROLES!
WHY IS THE INTERVIEWER IS ASKING YOU THE QUESTION, WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT THIS ROLE?
They are asking you this interview question simply because they want to assess what has driven you to apply for the role, and how passionate you are about the work you will be doing. Always remember this: all hiring managers believe that if a person is passionate about their work, they will be more productive in the role, and they will also be more likely to stay working for their company for the long-term.
3 TIPS FOR GIVING THE PERFECT ANSWER TO THE INTERVIEW QUESTION, WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT THIS POSITION?
Don’t just mention one thing that interests you about the position. Give at least three different things because this then tells the hiring manager you really want the job, and you will be passionate about your duties and responsibilities for the long term.
NEVER say the pay or the perks of the job are what interests you in the position. This is a BIG NO-NO! Now, of course, we are all motivated in some way by financial reward, but if you tell the interviewer money is the main motivator for you applying for the position, there is no way they will take you on because this means you are most likely to move on to a different job as soon as a higher salary is on offer.
There are 5 different things you could mention in your answer to this interview question that interests you about the position. And, before I give you my example scripted answer, let me tell you what those 5 things are.
#1. Saying that the JOB DESCRIPTION is a perfect match for your skills, knowledge, and experience is a good thing to say in your answer to this question!
#2. Saying you believe your skills will help the company solve a specific problem is another great thing to say in your answer! For example, you could say…
“I am interested in this position because the skills I have in social media marketing will mean I can help your company quickly gain an advantage over your closest competitors.”
#3. Saying the fact their company is ambitious, and committed to continuous improvement is another great thing to say when responding to this interview question! So, you could say…
“I am interested in this position because I love the fact you are an ambitious and driven company. This means there will always be varied challenges and tasks for me to work on, and I will get to grow and develop in the role.”
#4. Making reference to their company culture is another great thing to mention when answering the question, what interests you about this position? So, you could say…
“I am interested in this position because, having researched your company, the culture you have here is positive, and you clearly support everyone in the team to grow and be the best version of themselves possible.”
#5. And number 5, before I give you my scripted response to the interview question, what interests you about this position, is to talk about their company values and their mission… here’s what you could say:
“I am attracted to this position because not only do I believe I can add value to your business in this role, but I love the fact you have a robust set of values, and your mission is one that I think I can help you achieve through my knowledge, expertise, and attributes.”
RILLIANT EXAMPLE SCRIPTED ANSWER TO THE INTERVIEW QUESTION, WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT THIS POSITION?
“I am interested in this job for several reasons. My educational background and qualifications are geared towards this industry. This proves I have a genuine passion for this type of work, and I am strong believer if you are passionate about something, your productivity levels increase significantly. I am also interested in this position because I feel my expertise and skills can help your company grow. Being a creative person I am very good at coming up with new ideas and I think I can add significant value to the team. Finally, I am interested in this position because your company is clearly innovative and forward thinking. We spend a lot of time at work, and I want that time to be put to good use with an ambitious organization where I will get to collaborate alongside other like-minded professionals.”
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