“Why do you want to work for this company?” is one of the hardest questions to answer, and at the same time, one you should be most prepared for! After all, you sent the application and decided to accept the interview. Now, you just need to remember what attracted you to this job.
This question is your opportunity to demonstrate that you did your homework and prepared for the interview by learning about the company. It’s also an opportunity for you to be unique.
In this answer you should not talk too much about yourself, but instead focus on the company. You should be able to describe which aspects of the company are appealing to you in a specific way while avoiding general statements (like, “it’s the best company to work for”). Also, complimenting the company or its leadership is never a bad move.
You can also reply in a way that is strategic so you can return back to this answer when you talk about yourself later – for instance, when you do get to talk about yourself in later questions, you can refer to what you described you liked about the company, and how it fits with you.
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