How Do I Answer: Why Are You Interested in Working for This Company?

The hiring manager wants to know that you are well informed about their company, service or product and that you are making a deliberate decision to work for them. They can also assume that if you are informed about this company you will keep yourself updated and informed of other relevant information once you join the company. This shows initiative.

Why are you interested in working for this company?

What you should know: Make sure you do your homework and research the company. If possible, learn about the organization and person you will be interviewing with. Identify 2-3 elements about the company that you can convey with confidence. You might like the product or service, if so why? If you think they manage their business well, have a good future, culture or rate of growth, then discuss what stands out about them from your research. What you discuss with this question is that you know about this company and have thought through how you fit in.

Answer: I’m interested in working for a company this is a world leader in high tech which means that it is in a constant state of change. I like the idea that a company is not only transforming technology but itself. This represents growth to me which is what I’m interested professionally.

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