WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB? (3 BRILLIANT ANSWERS to this TOUGH Interview Question!)
In this powerful job interview blog, we will give you 3 brilliant, top-scoring answers to the tough interview question, “Why do you want this job”! This is one of the top 10 hardest interview questions to answer correctly, and it will come up during your job interview.
We will tell you the number one reason why the interviewer is going to ask you the question, “Why do you want this job?”. There is a specific reason why this question is being asked, and you need to know what that is to give the perfect answer.
Next, we’ll give you 3 brilliant scripted answers to the question.
Finally, we will then give you a brilliant example script to use right at the very start of your interview when the hiring manager asks you the question, “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF”. This script is really going to help get your interview off to a flying start!
“WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?” ANSWER #1
“I want this job because I already have the skills and qualities to match the job description. I want this job because I am genuinely passionate about this type of work which means I can add value to your company and get lots of job satisfaction at the same time. I also want this job because I want to work for an ambitious and driven company like yours that wants to achieve great things.”
“WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?” ANSWER #2
“I want this job because it is with your company. You have a great reputation, you are innovative and forward-thinking, and I will get to work on exciting projects with like-minded professionals. I also want this job because I have the necessary transferrable skills which means I can hit the ground running in the role and have an immediate and positive impact. We spend a lot of time at work, and I want that time to be put to good use for a great company in a role that I am very passionate about!”
“WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?” ANSWER #3
“I want this job because my skills, experience, and qualifications are all suited to this type of work. Work is such an important part of my life and I want to do a job that I love for a company that supports its staff and that wants to be the market leader. I am ambitious, I am positive about change and I like working with people who have a can-do attitude. Everything tells me your company values are very much aligned with my own, and I will get lots of job satisfaction working here for many years to come if I am successful.”
At the very start of your job interview the hiring manager will say to you, Welcome to the interview, “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF”. It is imperative that you create a positive first impression, and you demonstrate good manners because this will then give you confidence for the rest of your interview.
We are going to give you the script to the question as well as 3 SMART questions to ask at the end of your interview that are guaranteed to impress the hiring manager!
“TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF”
“Thank you for giving me this opportunity to be interviewed for the position with your company today. I have numerous STRENGTHS that match the job description and that will help add value to your company. I am a great organizer and planner of my work, a very fast learner, and someone who collaborates seamlessly with anyone in a team.
I am MOTIVATED in life by being fit and healthy which means my concentration and energy levels are always high, and I want to do a great job for my employer because then I can support my family and we realize our goals and aspirations.
I have a track record of ACHIEVEMENT. Not only did I achieve excellent educational qualifications, I helped my last employer boost company sales by helping them promote their products to a wider audience on social media.
The REPUTATION I have amongst friends and my former co-workers is positive, and they would describe me a trustworthy, loyal, hard-working, and someone who takes ownership of challenges and problems. If you hire me, I will be the TYPE OF EMPLOYEE who always improves and develops, and I will be a positive role model for the company in all of my duties.”
3 GREAT QUESTIONS TO ASK AT THE END OF YOUR INTERVIEW!
Right at the very end of your job interview, the hiring manager will say to you, “that’s the end of the interview, do you have any questions for us?
The questions you ask could be the difference between a pass or a fail. If you ask questions about time off, perks of the job, or even about their staff turnover rate, you could end up harming your chances of success.
Therefore, let me now give you 3 brilliant questions to ask at the end of your interview that will definitely impress the hiring manager. Here we go…
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