You graduated. No more teachers, no more books, no more giving the sexy classmate dirty looks. You studied for hours, possibly even with textbooks! Probably not though. Hooray for Cliff Notes and cheating!
Interviewers know very little about you. All they know is that you have a major, and presumably your major is related to the field. The interviewer has little they can ask you, so they are left asking you questions about why you chose your field.
How to Answer
Give them an intelligent reason. It should have nothing to do with money or your parents telling you to do it. Talk about the field itself, its innovation, etc.
“I don’t know. It has a lot of jobs available, and in this economy you try to get whatever job you can.”
“It is a field that will never become obsolete, with constant innovation, logic and problem solving. No two campaigns are ever the same, which means that you are always trying to find a new strategy or platform to help the company.”
These types of answers are intelligent and exciting, so it does really look like you have a reason to be in the field. Good reasons show the employer that you plan on sticking around and didn’t make a career choice that you are likely to regret.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Provide an intelligent and thoughtful answer.
- Avoid answers that make it appear you did not put much thought in the decision.