In this blog, we will tell you WHY the interviewer is asking you the question, “why do you want to join our company?”. If you understand why the question is being asked, you can give a top-scoring answer. Next, will then tell you the 3 things you MUST INCLUDE in your answer. These 3 things are guaranteed to impress the hiring manager.
Finally, we will give you 3 BRILLIANT EXAMPLE SCRIPTED ANSWERS to help you be the standout candidate at your interview, and all you have to do is choose which ONE ANSWER OPTION you think is the strongest!
WHY IS THE HIRING MANAGER IS ASKING YOU THE QUESTION, “WHY DO YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR COMPANY?”
They are asking you this question because the majority of candidates are only interested in getting a job with a decent salary. They are not too bothered which company they work for, but the problem with these candidates, is they end moving on to another employer soon after starting work, which is not good for the hiring manager. Therefore, you need to convince the interviewer that you have genuine reasons for wanting to work for them!
3 THINGS YOU MUST INCLUDE IN YOUR ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, “WHY DO YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR COMPANY?”
#1. You must state in your answer that you have RESEARCHED their company or organization before the interview. This is important because it will help to convince the hiring manager you have plans to stay there long-term.
#2. The second thing to include in your answer to the interview question, “why do you want to join our company?”, is to mention ONE THING THAT HAS ATTRACTED YOU TO WORK THERE. That one thing could either be their track record of success, their impressive history, their workplace culture and values, or the awards they have won for outstanding performance.
#3. The third and final thing to include in your answer is to say that you want to BUILD A LONG-TERM CAREER WITH THEIR COMPANY. Saying this will help convince the hiring manager you have a career plan in place, and that you are serious about your future success.
EXAMPLE ANSWER 1: “WHY DO YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR COMPANY?” (SCRIPTED ANSWER)
“Before applying for this position, I RESEARCHED your company in detail. Not only do you have an impressive track record of achievement which tells me you are ambitious, but I was also attracted to your workplace culture. We spend a lot of time at work, and I want that time to be put to good use in a positive work environment where everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the team’s goals. I am seeking employment with a company like yours that is a market leader, and I plan to build a long-term career here if I am successful.”
EXAMPLE ANSWER 2: “WHY DO YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR COMPANY?” (SCRIPTED ANSWER)
“I want to join your company because having used your products and services before you clearly have high standards, and you are innovative in your approach to business. Working for you will mean I am constantly growing and improving, and I feel excited about the prospect of working on challenging projects with other like-minded professionals. Finally, I want to join your company because after studying your website, it is clear your values are very much aligned with my own. I feel I will be a good fit for you team, and I will be able to add value to your company long-term if I am hired.”
EXAMPLE ANSWER 3: “WHY DO YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR COMPANY?” (SCRIPTED ANSWER)
“I want to join your company for several reasons. First, I have heard nothing but positive things about how your business is run from people who currently work here. Your management team is ambitious, and you clearly support your employees to be the best version of themselves possible by providing appropriate training and ongoing support. I also want to join your company because you value diversity. I want to work with people who have different ideas, and I believe your inclusive working environment will mean I get to contribute to the future success of the company, something I will feel very proud about if I get hired.”
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