Why do you want to work here? With this question the emphasis is on why you want to work for that particular employer. Before the interview be sure to read as much company policy as possible, read all about what they do, how they do it, any awards/commendations that they company have attained. Use this information when forming your answer. The type of job, the company itself, office placement, benefits and more can affect what answer you might want to give. Here are a few examples.
“I watched your office being built and wondered all that time who was going to move in. Then when I saw the advertisement and realised you are a startup company I felt this would be a fantastic opportunity for myself. I have the experience that you will need, and being such a fresh and new company I am keen to start with you from the grass roots so I can look back over a long and successful career and say ‘I was there from the start’ I would be really proud of that. ”
“I have noticed that the company has had a slight downturn in sales in the last quarter, I am sure with my skills and expertise in the sales field that I can turn that around and boost your profits.”
“I love that your company is carbon neutral, and has invested in Eco friendly schemes. I noticed all of your products are made from recyclable packaging, and that you have an employee cycle scheme. I would love to work for a company that cares so much about our environment.”
“I really love the idea of working in such a busy retail store such as yours as I enjoy being on the go all the time. I like the idea of being able to always have something to do, from stocking shelves, to assisting customers find items or advising on the right item. I love to socialise and help people so to be able to do that as a job would just be fantastic”
“I have always liked the idea of being ‘my own boss’, so to be offered an opportunity like this where I can canvass for a national company whilst being self-employed is fantastic. I know I will do well with your name behind me, but I can set my own hours, and you know I won’t let you down, as I would be letting myself down!”
“I have always wanted to work for you as I love your store and I only live 2 minutes away. I have been waiting for a position to open up that I am qualified for, and now it has I would be thrilled to be offered it. To be able to work for a store that I love, and be so close that I can walk in, would be fantastic. Instead of sitting in a car to work I can walk in and help the environment, and would be able to cover shifts at short notice if anyone needed me to.”
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