Interview Question and Answer “Why Do You Want To Work Here?

Interview Question and Answer “Why Do You Want To Work Here?”


The interview question “why do you want to work here?” or “Why do you want this position?” is asked because employers want employees with a high retention record. On average employers spend around 33% of their profits on recruitment, if they can higher an employee who is keen to work for them, rather then just wanting a job, they are more likely to stay with the organisation for a duration of time.

In this article we have broke down what the interviewer is looking for in a perfect job interview answer and to help you create the perfect answer we have recorded an example answer



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Interview Question:

Why do you want this position? or Why do you want to work here?



Explanation of the Question:

Your research will pay off with this question; explain you have always wanted to work for their company and the reason why. Discuss how your goal has always been to work in this industry as you always wanted to (job criteria) and finally finish by explaining how your previous experience or qualifications will add value to the company. Interview questions and answers

Example Interview Answer

“Since becoming qualified my goal has been to work with your organisation, as I believe my vision is in line with your company mission. I have always had a creative side and feel that good advertisement makes a difference for companies looking to be successful. My experience in advertising, my creativity and my rapport with clients will add value to your company.”


I hope this helps you prepare for the job interview question “why do you want to work here?” remember to make the example answer relevant to your experience, the position you are applying to and your skill set.

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