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Old 05-17-2006, 08:38 AM
futurepop futurepop is offline
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Default Why do you want to work for our company?

Hi there, I have an interesting interview question for you. How will answer if asked "Why do you want to work for our company?". In most cases you just need a job and will be happy to work for any company.... but I guess you have to make them feel special and do some research before the interview.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:50 AM
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This question is a tricky one for me, as I do only contracts and I don't care very much about the company I work for. I do my job just fine, but I'm not really interested what line of business the company is in.
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:28 AM
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Hi there, I have an interesting interview question for you. How will answer if asked "Why do you want to work for our company?". In most cases you just need a job and will be happy to work for any company.... but I guess you have to make them feel special and do some research before the interview.
Any suggestions?


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Yes it is important. Before the interview you should make a research about the company. What do they do, what is their business. It's your homework, especially if you apply for a permanent position. So you answer appropriately.

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Old 05-19-2006, 08:18 AM
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A good way to approach the issue is to make it not only about you, but also about the employer. Although the question is aimed at you, you can answer something like: "I think there is a good fit between the company and myself."
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:31 AM
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You can answer something generic, like Luke suggested or you do your research and say something like - "It was my dream to work in advertizing. It will give me a chance to meet a lot of people. I am an extrovert by nature and I want to work for a big company."
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