How to answer why do you want this job?

We try to find out whether you know why you want to work for us, whether you have a real reason, or applied just because you need any job.

Needless to say, if you are unemployed and need money, you will apply for multiple job offers, trying to get a job as soon as possible.

Even if it is your situation, however, you should try to convince us that you want the job we offer, and have a good reason for your choice. It can be your enthusiasm for the job, your past experience, your preference for our brand, or anything else. Let’s have a look at some good answers.


Sample answers and explanation

I read the job description carefully and studied the website of your company, trying to understand what you do, and what will be expected from me in the job. Reading it I realized that I am a good applicant for the position, and that I would enjoy doing the job.

To refer to the job description is a great idea. Show us that you did your homework.


I like routine jobs, and I had a job of an office manager before. I really like the work in administrative, it suits my personality.

Referring to your past experience, or your preference for certain type of work, is also a good answer. You can even elaborate on it, listing various working duties you’d enjoy doing, or are good at.


I like your company, the products and services you offer. My entire family belongs to your customers, and I will be proud to work for you.

Honest compliment will always help you in an interview. If you like their brand, or use their services, you should definitely mention it.


I really believe that your company can benefit from having me on board. I have studied your product portfolio, your values and goals, as well as the challenges this industry faces. I believe that my skills and experience can help you to achieve those goals. That is why I applied.

Interviewers love job applicants who do not think only about their salary, but can actually talk about the value they can bring to the company. If you convince us of your honest interest to help, and that you actually have the skills to help us, you will get a lot of points for your answer…

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