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How to answer: why do you want to work for us?

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How to answer: why do you want to work for us?

What do they mean by “why do you want to work for us” in an interview?

It’s not a trick question and they’re not trying to trip you up. They want to know if you are just there for the pay and because it’s a job or if you are going to become invested in and integral to the company.

You need to use your answer to show them you want to become a part of the team/family. So how can you make sure you impress in your answer?

Use your research

Research the company to get a good understanding of the company needs and talk about how passionate you are to help them achieve their goals.

Use compliments

Everyone loves a compliment. You could discuss a project or achievement and why you would love to be a part of the next one.

Use examples 

Choose examples of how your skills and experience align with the company needs and values.

Can you think of any other important things to include in your answer here?

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