Prepare Properly for, “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

Prepare Properly for, “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

While it would be great to know every question that was going to be asked by an interviewer, this isn’t always possible. However, there are a few questions that make up the foundation of every Primus Management Group interview (and most others as well). Being prepared for these queries will inform the way you answer most questions.

For instance, “Why do you want to work here?” may not be asked verbatim, but it’s certainly something that Primus Management Group hiring managers plan to find out. Your why will determine how much you’ll contribute to the company’s culture and mission, and whether you’re excited about your career or just looking for a way to pay the bills.

With that in mind, here is the best way to respond to, “Why do you want to work here?” First, research the company that you’re interviewing with through a Google search, on the website, and by visiting their social media feeds as well. This will provide an overall impression of what the company is all about, who the main competitors are, and who’s on the leadership team.

Then, prepare to share this information with an interviewer as a way of demonstrating your understanding of the industry, and any specific challenges that the company might be facing. What’s more, your knowledge should also provide you with insight into how your specific skill set and experience can be used to help the company achieve success. This is the answer to, “Why do you want to work here?” that every interviewer wants to hear – not that you’re looking for something, but that you have value to share.

Interviews are far less stressful when you know how to answer the questions. For more interviewing tips, follow Primus Management Group on Twitter.