In this week’s job search tip, we’re
going to be going over interview question and answers. Today we’re going to discuss the
question “Why do you want to work here?” We’re gonna look at it from different
angles and find out what employers are really looking for. That’s coming up! Hey guys, I’m Kim with Snagajob and
welcome to our weekly show. We’re going to be going over everything from interview tips to resume advice and everything in between. Today, we’re going to be tackling the
dreaded question “Why do you want to work here?” Now this is a very common question and
chances are in almost every interview you go on you are gonna be asked this
question. “Cuz I’m broke and I really need the money.” So as tempting and honest as that may be, what they really wanna know is if your looking for their job, or if you’re looking for just any job. If you come across as desperate and needy than it’s just looking like you’re gonna
take any job that comes along and you may leave them as soon as something better comes. “I don’t really wanna work here but “I’m trying to afford this Spring Break trip with these girls that I know. Apparently, playing Call of Duty is not a real job. Whatever, Mom.” “I heard employees get free sandwiches?” “I have the biggest crush on the girl who works the night shift. Eeeee” You’re best bet is to focus on the company itself. I’ve recently talked to Resha, a hired Snagajob member who got hired at Kohl’s during a group
interview. Now what they did was they went around the room asked everyone the
same question. And when the “Why do you wanna work here” question came up everyone answered with things like:
“Honestly I’ll do anything I just really need the money.” So, to set herself apart, Resha said: I want to work here because I admire
your staff’s friendliness and I want to be a part of that. So what she
did was focus on the company itself and focus on what she admired about them
their customer service something they take very seriously and
that really set her apart from the rest of the group. What you really want to do is keep your
answers about them and how well the two of you can work together. Make
sure you do research on the company before you go in for the interview. Take a look around at their website and
see if they won any awards maybe for how they treat their employees
or how they treat their customers. These are things you can mention
specifically when answering that question that can really show that you take your
job search seriously and really want this job “I’ve been a fan of Build-A-Bear for years
now and I think this is a great place for me to put my customer service skills
to work In fact, I saw on your website that you won an
award for being a great place to work and every time I’ve been in there I’ve seen how happy your employees were. I would love to join the team. So the three things to answer this
question really well are: First, talk about how much you admire the company. Second, talk about what a great fit you
would be in this position. And third, show that you’ve done research
on the company itself. So interviewing itself can be a little
stressful and some of the best advice we can give you is to practice. Practice, Practice, PRACTICE. It will help ease some of the nerves and you go in with
confidence that you know what’s coming ahead. So, thanks for joining us today please like
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