How to answer the common Interview Question: ‘Why do you want to work for us’?

Last week, I led a seminar on Interview Questions: ‘How to answer them & How to ask them’.

This post gives hints as to how to answer the common question: ‘Why do you want to work for us’?

Your answer is likely to touch on some of the following:

  • The Reputation of the company
  • The quality of its goods / services
  • The culture / ethos of the company
  • The quality of the training you will receive
  • The quality of your fellow employees

Resources that will help you:

  • The Company’s website: see what the company says about itself
  • ratemyplacement.co.uk: for feedback from previous placement students
  • glassdoor.co.uk: for information about the company and possible interview questions
  • youtube.com: some companies put films on youtube about themselves and what is like working there: you can some ideas regarding the culture and ethos of the company
  • linkedin.com: to follow and network with companies & individuals
  • Speak to the Placements Office! We know a lot about the more common placement companies
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