How to Handle Difficult Questions – Why Do You Want to Work Here?
Everyday Interview Tips tries to supply you with answers to some of the toughest interview questions. Sometimes it is hard to tell what constitutes a “difficult interview question.” All questions are difficult in some ways, and depending on how prepared you are for the job and how great your answer to the question would be. Yet we will continue to do our best supplying you with interview questions and answers that will benefit you.
Difficult Interview Question – Why Do You Want to Work Here?
Here is the really wrong answer:
“Holy wow, I needed a job so bad so I sent out a bunch of resumes and you fools are the only ones to call me back.”
Here is the wrong answer:
“I saw your job on craigslist and realized I was perfect for the role. I had experience with that thing, that other thing, and that other thing you mentioned in your ad.”
Here is the more right answer:
“I saw your job on craigslist. After researching your company, I noticed you were leading providers of quality thingamabob solutions, and I have long wanted to work in an industry that manufactured thingamabobs.”
Here is the rightest answer:
“Your company appears to be on the forefront of thingamabob solutions. It is my belief that thingamabob represents the future of thingamajigs in the country. It was clear that your company had a future in today’s economy, and I have long wanted to be a part of a company that had this level of potential…”
There are many variations of this answer. If the company is a startup you can mention that you enjoy the thrill of startups. You can discuss the stated missions or values of the company. You can integrate anything you researched about the company into your answer. The only thing you do not want to do is integrate the job posting into the answer. They want to know that you applied to the company for a reason, not because they simply had a job available.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Research the company before your interview.
- Integrate what you have learned about the company into questions about why you want to work there.