Why do you want to work here?
What are the reasons you want to work here?
This is a great question and is sure to come up during your interview and probably when you least expect it. Lack of preparation for this question could very well cost you the job. One of the most important things is to be honest, otherwise it will show. Ask yourself the question first, why do you want to work there? If your answer is that you just need a job and paycheck, then dig little deeper. If you still can’t come up with an honest answer, then read on and hopefully I’ll help you think of something. Make sure you have a clear understanding of why you want to work for them and that it’s more than “just a job” to you. Do you admire this company? Do you like their products? Do they have a great success story? The key here is what is important to you about this company.
The best way to prepare for this question is to research the company before you attend the interview and learn everything you can, past, present and future. Remember, the idea behind the interview is to find the best and most qualified candidate for the job and one that will best fit in with its culture. At this point, you should describe how your past experience has prepared you for this company.
Your answer should demonstrate your familiarity with the company and its products and by doing this the interviewer will recognize you as a serious candidate. Interviewers like to hear praise about their company because it further solidifies the company’s reputation in their own mind, but don’t overdo it because it will come out sounding fake and cheap.
Best answer to Why Do You Want to Work Here
1. “I’m not looking to just change jobs for the sake of changing, nor am I looking for another or larger paycheck, I have been working for x amount of years and I’m proud of my profession. Your company has excellent products, provides superior service and has reputation that the competition is envious of. I share the same values that make this possible, which should enable me to not only fit in to your organization, but complement the team.”
2. “I have always wanted to work for Sterling, Inc. because I have always admired what they do and it always has been my dream job.” This only answer works if you are interviewing with a very high end company with a very prestigious reputation.
3. “I’ve heard so much about this company and they are a leader in the industry. I’m impressed with the background and stories of the founders. This is the company I have been looking to work and grow with where things are constantly developing and changing and I believe I have a great deal of experience to offer.”