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How Do You Answer The Question 'Why Do You Want To Work Here?'

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Let's talk about one of the most common questions during interviews...

"WHY DO YOU WANT TO WORK HERE?"

How do you approach, attitude and strategy answering this question?

Let me know your thoughts...

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I do some research on the companies behind job postings before applying, and only apply if I think it has chances to be a place where I would like to work. That makes it quite easy to answer that question. I simply point out the things I've found out during my research that made me think it was an interesting company and worth applying to.

Usually it's a mix of liking the product/service they are building, perceiving a good culture and using a tech stack that I'm interested in.

 

Or you can try this one if you're feeling brave:

Why do you want to work here?

 

LOL! I will try this one next time....brilliant!

 

I've only been asked this question three times so maybe this is naive but I usually just tell the things I like about the company and what I have been able to find out. I've mentioned things like the stack, location, perceived culture of the company, etc. I'm actually pretty interested in what others usually say 👀😅

 

I think it is quite a good strategy to go.

My way is to plan first where I want to be with my career, find interesting companies that could offer a position or growth in the direction I want to be.
At the interview, that's my answer to that question and they usually like that I have clear ideas on my future as well as that I choose them to grow in my career.

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