This three-sentence response was the BEST answer to "why do you want this job?" (We hired them immediately)
September 17,2020 at 7:46PM UTC
I recently interview a candidate who had the best answer to the time-old "why do you want this job" question. It was so simple, yet I knew immediately that I wanted to hire them.
"I want this job because I've always loved writing. I have experience curating brand-specific content and I've increased editorial user engagement both on-site and across social platforms in my past positions. I think using the foundation [company] has, I can leverage my background to take [company] to the next level."
The candidate's simple answer had three easy components that can be used in whatever field you're interviewing for:
1. Show your enthusiasm.
2. Show how you're qualified.
3. Show how you'll fit into the culture.
In just three sentences, the candidate spoke to each of these points. It was a perfect, concise summary of why we should hire them — and we did, almost immediately.
How do you answer this question, and how do you prepare to answer it for each job you're interviewing for? Recruiters, what's the best answer to this question that you've heard before?
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