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Why do you want this job?
Recruiters and hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications per job. If you are lucky enough to land an interview, make some effort and conduct research on the opportunity. Think about how this job will help you in your career. It's important for you to know not only what you have to offer them, but what they can do for you. While your passion and excitement about the job are important, it's always good to have some hard facts to back it up. For instance, saying 'I have heard great things about your company and I know I would be a great fit for this job', is not very specific.
Answer examples
"I am excited about this opportunity because your values are very much in line with mine. I deeply care about giving back to the community. I also feel like this job will help me reach my goal of working in a management position, because of the leadership opportunities within this role."
"I have had my eye on new openings in your company for some time now. Your reputation for employee development and community involvement is something that I admire. I see a long term fit here."
"I want this job because it aligns perfectly with my career ambitions. This is my dream job."
Sales answer example
"I'm really interested in GHI company, and this position in particular, because I've been longing to get into the tech startup space for quite a while. I have really researched the many options in our city, and chose to apply here because GHI's disrupting a market that not only needs disruption, but is one I have worked in for a few years. Not to mention, your culture is top notch: it's not just fun, but more importantly to me, it focuses on employee growth, accountability, and creating wow moments. I'm very excited about the opportunity and hope to call myself a GHI employee in the near future!"
Retail answer example
"I am beyond excited for this opportunity and to finally work for your company, hopefully. I have looked at your company as the leading star and exactly where I wanted to end up for as long as I can remember. I know that this position will give me the extra education, training, and experience that I need in order to be successful in the long run at your company."
Teacher answer example
"This is the district in which I decided, at age 8, to become a teacher, and there's never been another option for me. I know that it's time to come back home, so to speak, to where it all began. So, not only is the district the right fit for me, but also this position is exactly what I love to teach. I love teaching new and seasoned Spanish students. Igniting or reigniting their passion for the language; showing the ones who are only taking it to avoid taking a world language in college that this is not only going to help in the short-term, but also throughout their lives, is so much fun. I love making learning fun and I know that your district really values getting kids to love learning, even in an age of standardized testing."
Marketing answer example
"I identified your company as "the one" for me over a year ago and have been keeping my eye out for the right position ever since. I know that working here is the best next step to advance my career and I am ready to help move your organization to the next big milestone with my years of experience in both marketing and sales. I've been a customer for a long time now, and now I'm itching to be on the inside."

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User-Submitted Answers

Why do you want this job?
I want this job so that I can help others. I want to make a difference in someone's life. I want to make sure that if anyone needed help I will be there to help them.
I feel that my qualifications will fit me in your needs of the organization.
I feel I would be a valuable employee for this company and the company is the most respected company in the State.
Because my skills matches perfectly to this job.
I come here often and everyone is so friendly and happy to help and i'd love to be a part of that.
I've some spare time and I want to utilize it.
Because I have experience with children I am taking childcare in collage.
I love the variety of the job, I am passionate about giving the patients and clients the best care possible, I am enthusiastic about starting my new career.
Safety in the workplace and proper training.
I want this job because I have educational and clinical experience required for this position.
My previous role finished and I need a new challenge.
Because I believe it could improve my career.
For a better opportunity for me and my family.
It's suitable its also doing what I like which is dealing with people.
I would like to improve my knowledge and develop in the field I chose to work.
It's convenient it's doing what I like which is dealing with people.
This job provides the best international exposure for me.
I like shoes, I love working around people. I think this job is a perfect fit.
Want to work for a reputable firm, with clients I know, that can offer me the flexibility I need to re gain the right work / life balance.
I've been seeking similar roles that I enjoyed in my last workplace, complex, challenging and dealing with many different people and stakeholders. I enjoyed the hand on approach. A lot of times I ha dto figure things out with no prior knowldege whatsover or documentation. It will give me the ability to use my natural skills of analysis, testing, designing and working with development and business users.
Iv always wanted to work in retail as it is a fast moving environment and iv heard good things about aldi.
I would like a job that will help me grow with the company, as I help the company grow.
I've always enjoyed working with people and am looking forward to being a pleasant start to their dining experience. When I worked as a lifeguard we'd often come here after practice for half off apps, I'm comfortable here and I want to help others feel the same.
Because I want to excel my self in the coding and want to take greater opportunity.
I want this job because I feel I can get more experience and more knowledge in the electrical trade.
Because I like to continue my career as sqs.
A. As you can see from my resume, I have the necessary qualifications and several years of experience, but that does not capture the unique advantages I can provide to the company. At my last job, I was given the opportunity to advance my skill set, even getting some experience with positions that were above my work level. I am confident that I can bring something to the table that no other candidate will. b. Passionate c. Hard working d.Drive.
On the basis of my educational qualification.
On the basis of my educational qualification.
Describe your experience developing office procedures.
I feel like I would advance my skills and learn a different field of nursing.
I feel I can collaborate with teachers to help create a learning environment that meets the needs of all learners.
To contribute to your company while helping out my family financially.
My friend and former colleague referred me and has positive things to say.
Because I know that I am a good person and I can get the job done right.
Because it has been my dream to work in a reputable financial institution where I can enhance my skills and grow professionally.
Describe a time when your workload was heavy.
I want to continue my career in radiotherapy physics at a world leading cancer hospital and have the chance to work with new technology.
Because I feel that I'm the most qualified for this position and I am the best asset for your company.
I am looking for a position that holds a solid future.
If growth is unlimited, then I want a job, if job is provide so many program to boost our levels.
Because is a greeat opportunity for me to develop my customer service skils in another field. I allways wanted to work in a jullery shoop, as I am really pasionated by them and I think that actually lerning about them is great challenge and a step forward in my career.
I have been unemployed for a number of months and am now ready to return to the work place.
Because I know that this is a reputable company and I know I will have a successful future here.
I would like this job as I woyld be able to provide a service to the publec with my experience and skills as well as gain and improve my training.
I want experience the cooperate world and enhance my skills.
I want this job to gain experience and do something useful.
I have the interpersonal skill as a customer service good communication.
I feel that I am ready after 19 years of experience hands-on and in the office.
After 19 years of experience I feel that I'm ready to move to the next step.
To achieve objectives of the company and to upgrade my knowledge and skills continuously.
To achieve objectives of the company and to upgrade my knowledge and skills continuously.
I feel like a 19 years of experience on the field and in the classroom I can bring a strong leadership to forest tree.
I believe this is a good opportunity for me to get my foot in the door in the banking industry because I am interested in a career in investment banking.
As an experienced server, over the years I have worked from casual family friendly to upscale fine dining. and given the choice, I prefer a proffesional atmosphere, where fun is standard and not frowned upon. I am able to work at my highest and best when I enjoy myself at work.
I want this job because I love the warm atomosphere Tim Horton ha and I want to be a part of it.
I want this job because I am detail oriented, enjoys working under pressure.
I want yhis job because I want to do something in my life like gaining some position to prove myself while serving this comapany.
Because I want to share my knowledge and skills for those children who have speech disorder.
I want the job because I think I have the experience necessary for the job and also because I will love to work for the company and being part of your team.
To continue my steady growth as a professional, by pushing myself to be the very best among the very best.
Because I am the most eligible and competent for this job.
I want this job because I am looking for large scale company where I can improve with myself both technically as well as financially.
Bocz I'm fresher &I'm full of knowledge.
I want to be part of an organization where I can help make a difference in peoples lives as well as grow within the company for my future.
What are the most difficult decisions you have made in the past?
I need this job because I love more intresting . Net technology.
I want to expand my skills and contribute to the company.
I enjoy helping people and making them happy in the little ways, even if it's just a smile to make someone's day. For whatever reason the patients are in hospital if I can make them smile just once it makes my day also.
I enjoy helping people and making them happy in the little ways, even if it's just a smile to make someone's day. For whatever reason the patients are in hospital if I can make them smile just once it makes my day also.
I like to do work in pharmacy to build up my carrier since pharmacology is the main subject in medical field.
Because I believe I have the essential skills to perform greatly at the task at hand and I have the right mood and mind set.
I want this job because I help my school.
Gilead is one of the leading pharama company working on viruses. In addition the job matches perfectly with mt expertise and experience. I have been working on viral hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Lassa, dengue, Zika), acute respiratory virus infections caused by pathogenic coronaviruses (MERS, SARS) and other acute life threatening viral infections.
Gilead is a great place to work and one of themost exiting companies in biotech world. The job description matches my skills and I think contribute to the company drug discovery program.
I want to be a developer and grow up well in your organization and also want to be part of the company's growth.
I would like the job of AEP Agent because I am looking for a challenging position that would give me the chance to really help someone.
I am obsessed with a healthy lifestyle. I love working out and encourage my family members to do the same. We all together try to figure out different strategies to keep ourselves fit and best of all we're able to encourage each other to take life as a gift and make the best out of it. As you must have known by now that I am an ESL instructor and I have worked relentlessly to enhance my students' language abilities through innovative ideas. Similarly I would like to make use of my teaching skills and bring about a positive change in Goodlife fitness' clients as a personal fitness instructor.
When I saw you had a position with your clinic, I had to make sure I put an application in. I strongly believe working with animals and other people towards a common goal and I know the skills I bring, not only as a veterinary technician, but as a team member will not only bring me work satisfaction, but will make me a valuable teammate as well.
The job description matches with the contents of my education & previous professional experience.
I would like to pursue a career as a clinical laboratory technologist and this is the first step to reaching that goal.
My skills matches with job requirements.
To gain valuable experience, to do the best for the patient, and for the hospital.
I believe the job aligns well with my passion to make a signifiant contribution towards fighting poverty around the globe. I have skills and experience necessary to succeed in this position.
I have always had a strong desire to help and people and thought that this was a good start.
Because my family gonna proud about me when I was young im nothing but stupid kid I want to change my family view about me.
Because I feel that I have the quality and organization skills to be successful at your organization .
I know this is a great company but I also feel working here I can grow my profession.