Typical Interview Questions – Why Do You Want to Work in This Company?

Typical Interview Questions: Why do you want to work in this company?

One of the most typical interview questions are about asking the applicant about his knowledge about the job posting, and the company that he is applying for

1. Why do you want to work here?

This may sound too straightforward, but employers ask this question to be able to test the applicant about his intention. An applicant interested about growth and providing quality work would have a more insightful and informed answer to this question. 

Best Answer: I have always wanted to apply my skills in copywriting and the company is one of the most established agencies. In fact, the company just recently won Agency of the Year. I believe that I will be able to learn and grow in this company and at the same time contribute to the company’s success. 

Reminder: Always imply a symbiotic partnership between the applicant and the company by stating how the company can help the applicant and how can the applicant contribute to the growth of the company.

2. What do you know about the company/the job posting?

This type of question tests the applicant if he has done his research about the company or the job posting. An applicant will impress the interviewer with his research skills if he answers this question with ease and conviction. On the other hand nothing shows being unprepared if this question is not answered accurately.

Best Answer:

The position of financial analyst is a job that I can do well because I deem myself to be well versed in numbers being a former bank employee. I have researched about the responsibilities, the skills required for the job, and I believe that I possess those qualities.

When I saw the job posting for the company, I quickly did my research through the internet and through reading business section of the paper. It is electronics and manufacturing company and I believe I can provide efficiency as a financial analyst for the company.

Reminder: Reviewing the company’s business profile can help an applicant to formulate an intelligent reply to such question. In certain websites, the company’s business profile can be read. Apart from that the job description, some policies are also available in the internet.


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