Often during a job interview, interviewers ask tricky questions and in such a situation, you cannot help but feel that the prospective job is slipping away from your hands. A very common and rather favorite question with the job interviewers is: “Why do you want this job?”
Well, obviously you want it to earn money, and because the company is hiring and you want to work. Simple, isn’t it? Not really. Why, because such an answer would fail to create a favorable impression on the person sitting on the opposite side of the desk, judging you. So how do you answer this question? Let’s take a look:
The interviewer wants to know that you are not just another candidate who would work in any company that has an opening; rather, the interviewer needs to know that you are actually enthusiastic and passionate about the job in question, and are eager to work with them. Think of and communicate to the interviewer of how you can benefit the company with your skills, qualifications and any related experience.
Do Your Homework:
If you have researched a bit about the company and come across useful information – such as planned future projects – then this could prove to be quite advantageous for you. Talking about the company during the interview process shows that you are actually interested in it and are eager to be a part of those future projects.
The key to answer “why do you want this job” is interest and enthusiasm along with the confidence you have to express your enthusiasm.Confidence means, you know what that job is, what is demands from you, how well you can perform it and how sure you’re about your goals.
There is no set answer; therefore, I am not going to provide you with any kind of sample answers to this question. If you keep in mind the above-mentioned points, the perfect answer will automatically come through, and the job will be yours to take! Good Luck!