Why Do You Want This Job? A Trick Question
As an interviewee, you want to get the “Why do you want this job?” question. Compared to all of the other challenging brain teaser questions, this is the best one to use to your advantage—if you handle it the right way.
At the most basic level, an employer seeks to learn about the job seeker’s motivation to interview for a specific job. The manager desires to investigate if the applicant truly desires this position. She also wants to determine if he is merely seeking out any old job, running away from a bad situation at his current employer, solely cares about the compensation or is selfishly desirous of the prestige associated with having the company’s name on his résumé and LinkedIn profile.
When an interviewer asks why you would like this particular role, she is really saying, “Here’s your chance to sell me on why you’re the right person for this position.” By framing the question in this fashion, you now have an understanding of how to craft an answer. This is the time to mentally pull out your elevator pitch. You should share specific details of how your background, experience, talents, interests, education and other attributes make you a great fit for the job and asset to the company. Respond by adding that you will be intellectually challenged and afforded the opportunity to grow your career while creating value to the organization. Offer solid reasons why the company appeals to you, including the corporate culture, its reputation, the ability to advance and any other valid details as to why you would like to work there.
Avoid the nonexclusive answers that every other person gives. This is your opportunity to act naturally and talk from the heart. Make sure to go over energetic, dynamic, connecting with and exceptionally energetic. You can say something very similar in an exhausting monotone and the enlisting administrator will have no intrigue, however on the off chance that you run over enthusiastic and energized, you will stand out enough to be noticed.
I accept that you ought to be bona fide in the meeting procedure. The likelihood of achievement quantifiably increments in the event that you have the correct foundation and are genuinely inspired by the activity and in working for this specific organization and exhibit your advantage. Your lift pitch will sound valid on the off chance that you truly feel that you have the secret sauce for the activity and are without a doubt amped up for the chance. Then again, your answers will ring empty in the event that you are not pursuing the activity for the correct reasons.
In the event that a competitor appears to be just somewhat intrigued, he will miss out to the energetic candidate. On the off chance that the activity searcher puts on a show and puts the weight on the questioner to answer why her work environment is superior to other people, you will miss out to somebody who is all in at work.
Here is a cheat sheet on the most proficient method to respond to the inquiry:
Praise the questioner and friends by recognizing something great about their notoriety, items, and administrations.
Obviously well-spoken why this activity bounces out and addresses you.
Coordinate your aptitudes, experience, scholarly foundation and character to the expected set of responsibilities. At that point, express how they are applicable to the activity, will empower you to prevail inside the association and make the procuring administrator’s work-life simpler.
Examine why the organization would be an incredible fit for you and the other way around.
Clarify quickly why you accept that this activity will assist you with developing and advance your profession.
Refer to a few instances of how you will support the organization.
Offer your best pitch to sell yourself.
Presently, you’re set up to expert it!