As somebody who’s been in recruiting and career coaching for a lot of years, I’m amazed at how many people are obsessed with finding ways to answer those curve, ball questions, or those random questions in interviews.
Yes, they are super important, but how many times have I seen somebody completely flub one of the fundamental questions? Now one of those questions I’m talking about is why you want this job, And I can tell you that If you don’t have a good answer for That, you will be dismissed.
Today, I’m going to be talking to you about how to answer that question correctly. But still, before I do, I want to remind you that if you wish to cutting-edge career advice regularly, please make sure that you subscribe to our YouTube channel and click The little bell that way, you’re going to get instant notifications. So, okay, let’s talk about how to answer this very fundamental question in a way that will knock it out of the park.
Now. To answer this question correctly, you first have to understand why the hiring manager is asking it. And the reality is there are several reasons for that. One of them is that they want wanna make sure that you’re not just in it for the money that there’s a bigger purpose involved.
The second one is that they want to know that you’re not going to leave The moment. A better job comes along that you’re. Dedicated and committed to this job and their company.
And lastly, they won’t want to know that you’re capable of doing the work and understand its impact, its value to the organization. , So these are just a few of the reasons why you have to come up with a compelling answer, and I’m going to share with you a secret tip. That’s going to help you nail this answer every time. So my tip is for you to share your connection story. . Now, what is a connection story? Well, it’s the story where you explain how you feel a direct connection to the organization.
Whether it’s the product and service they provide, their reason for existence, or the clients they serve. The reality is, you shouldn’t be applying and working for a company unless you feel like you’re part of there like you understand them like you get why the company exists in the first place. That requires an emotional connection, and that’s the key here. These emotional connections that you can share Show feelings, and when you do, you’re sending these positive vibes to employers, and they love it. So., if you haven’t checked out our disruptive cover letter tutorial, I want to make sure you check that out as well because we use the same technique of sharing your connection in terms of a story.
That has a significant impact on cover letters and is getting people all sorts of jobs, so be sure to check that out. But back to this question when asked, why do you want this job? You want to tell the story that helps them understand. So I get you as an employer, I admire you, I respect you, that’s why I won’t want to be here. So let me give you an example: let’s say that you wanted to work for a local bank. . Now you wouldn’t just want to say: oh I’m really into numbers, and I’m really into finance, and I heard you’re a great place to work.
That’s a standard answer that many people probably say, and it doesn’t drive home those points that we were talking about. But now imagine instead you say you know: I’ve been banking at this company for ten years, and every time I come in here, I’m greeted by friendly people. . They genuinely care about me, and I can tell that they are entrenched in the community. It makes me feel that my money is safe here and in good hands. And that’s the kind of organization I want to be a part of.
When I’m doing my job, I want to know that I’m helping people in the community feel like their money is in a good place. I want them to feel the way I felt when I’d been here. To see how it’s so different, How you’re talking about your connection to the organization, and how you genuinely feel like you understand why you should do that work. , There’s something there! That’s just magical, and it’s genuinely what employers want wanna hear, because of course, they know that they’re paying you to do the job and that you wish to the money, and of course, they know that you want to grow your career. But what they really want to hear is what they’re going to get in return.
And that’s what this connection story is all about. . So I’m going to be honest and say that there are some real curveball questions out there, but this really shouldn’t be one of them.
And I hope that this showed you today that it’s straightforward to create an incredible response to that question. That’s going to knock it out of the park.
Now, if you’ve been having trouble with interviews and interview questions specifically, please check out the resource. I’ve got up here. Below It’s going to help. You answer all those tough behavioral questions. That companies are throwing you these days.
It’s a prevalent interviewing technique, and it’s one that you need to understand and be able to respond to. , So this resource is going to help you with that. All right.
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