Why Do You Want This Job?
“I want this job because the pay is good, and your company is close to home.”
DO NOT use that answer when responding to the tough interview question, WY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB? And don’t use this answer either!
“I want this job because it’s one that I’m very good at, and I enjoy doing it.”
Both those answers are weak, and if you use them, you will fail your interview. They are weak because they lack passion and they don’t give sufficient details as to why you wanted the job.
But how do you answer the question, ‘WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?’ to get the highest scores possible?
Well, if you have an interview coming up soon for any role or company, keep reading because we promise to help you PASS at the very first attempt.
In this blog we will explain WHY the hiring manager is asking you the question ‘WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?’ If you know why the question is being asked, you can give the PERFECT answer! We will give you 3 BRILLIANT, TOP-SCORING ANSWERS in a live interview, and all you have to do is choose which one answer you think is the strongest.
WHY IS THE HIRING MANAGER ASKING YOU THE QUESTION, ‘WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?’
Well, they are asking you this question for 2 reasons:
REASON NUMBER 1 is because most people just want a job and they don’t care which company it is with. Those candidates, if hired, end up moving on to a new company soon after starting work meaning the position has to be readvertised. The hiring manager wants to avoid this scenario at all costs.
THE SECOND REASON why they are asking you the question ‘WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?’ is because they want to hear you say you have RESEARCHED their company. In fact, candidates who RESEARCH A COMPANY before their interview are 12 times more likely to get hired!
WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB? ANSWER #1
“I want this job because my expertise is suited to the position. We spend a lot of time at work, and I want that time to be put to good use in a role I enjoy. I also want this job because you are a forward-thinking company, and I am a forward-thinking employee. My passion and drive match your hunger and desire to be the best you can be in a highly competitive market.”
WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB? ANSWER #2
“I want this job because it is a role that excites me, and I already have the skills to match the job description. I also want this job because your plans inspired me. My work is important to me; I am passionate about what I do, and I only want to work for a company that encourages its employees to put forward ideas and contribute to the business’s long-term vision. Finally, I want this job because your company values align with my own, which means I can build a long-term career while working for a company that is going places.”
WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB? ANSWER #3
“I want this job for three reasons. The first reason is that I have experience with your products and services, which are of a high standard. Everything tells me my high standards will be appreciated and valued in this role. The second reason I want this job is that, having studied the job description, I see it is a perfect match for my skills, qualities, and experience. The third reason I want this job is because of your reputation. Companies that take pride in their work and strive to grow and improve thrive the longest. Because of your reputation, I can build a long-term career here and be proud to be one of your employees.”
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