Interview Tips: Why Do You Want to Work for our Company?

 

Why Do You Want to Work for Our Company?

Why Do You Want to Work for Our Company?  This question is helpful for you to know before you go to the interview.

  1. Preparing to answer this question will help you prepare to discuss the opportunity with the company. 

If you know enough about a company to explain why you want to work for the company, you will have a much more meaningful conversation during the interview.  You should never go to an interview without first knowing the job description.  Other things that you should know include the company products, as much as possible about the company culture, and the history of the company.

  1. The question will help you prepare to discuss how your skills match the job.

By knowing why you want to work for a company, you can explain why the company should want to hire you.  The information that you put together in preparing for this answer help you understand what ways your skills and experience match the requirements of the job.

Being prepared to answer the question also prepares you to ask questions of the interviewing.

  1.  It will help you show that you have an interest in the hiring company and not just any job at just any company.

To the hiring manager, interviewing an applicant who has a genuine interest a company raises the level of interest that the hiring manager has in an applicant.  It reflects positively that you have evaluated other companies.  The fact that you show that you are interested in the specific company, you are showing the hiring manager that you are a candidate worth the time it takes to interview you.

  1. It will help you show hiring managers and interviewers that you appreciate their time by taking your time to research the opportunity and prepare for your interview.

In researching your answer to the question, you will be able to show how much you value the opportunity to interview for the job,

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