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Why do you want this job?

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By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

Recruiters and hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications per job. If you are lucky enough to land an interview, make some effort and research the opportunity. Think about how this job will help you in your career. It's essential for you to know not only what you have to offer them, but what they can do for you.

While your passion and excitement for the job are essential, 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. If you find recent news articles or press releases which talk about the company's accomplishments, mention how that impressed you.

Professional Answer Examples
General
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"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."

Admin
Answer example

"I have had my eye on new administrative openings in your company for some time now. I worked for your organization last year in a temp function and loved the atmosphere. Your customers are friendly, and you have solid procedures which are important to me, as someone who values detail and organization."

Manager
Answer example

"I appreciate the mentality of your other managers and would be thrilled to join an organization that encourages collaboration, mentorship, and career growth. Our management styles will mesh very well."

Marketing
Answer example

"I'm interested in your company, and this position in particular, because I've been longing to get into the tech startup space for quite a while. I have researched the many options in our city and chose to apply here because you are disrupting a market that needs disruption. Your culture is top notch, and that comes through very well in your brand story."

Retail
Answer example

"I have looked at your company as the leading star and where I wanted to end up for as long as I can remember. I know that this position will give me the further education, training, and experience that I need to be successful in retail sales."

Sales
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 sales 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."

Teacher
Answer example

"This is the district I have always wanted to work. Not only is the community the right fit for me, but the role of a Spanish teacher is a dream for me. I love teaching new, and seasoned, Spanish students. Igniting or reigniting their passion for the language. I love making learning fun, and I know that your district values align with my own."

Floral Designer
Answer example

"I have heard great things about your company and I know I would be a great fit for this job,"

Court Clerk
Answer example

"I want this job. Aside from it being close to my home, this role aligns perfectly with my post-secondary training and long-term career interests. If you were to offer me this role, you would not be disappointed."

Landscape Architect
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"I decided to pursue a career as a Landscape Architect because this is the career I've been wanting to pursue for as long as I can remember. My father is a Landscape Architect and introduced me to this field when I was a child."

Reading Teacher
Answer example

"When I was in elementary school, I personally had a tough time with reading. I had a teacher who would take additional time out of her day to help me. She made sure I didn't fall behind. When I looked back, years later, and realized how important her role was in my education it really inspired me to follow the same career path. I want to be a reading teacher because I understand the importance of making a difference in a child's life. And, I am really good at it because I genuinely care."

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Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 06/08/2015
Last modified on: 02/03/2019

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Why do you want this job?
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To achieve objectives of the company and to upgrade my knowledge and skills continuously.
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To achieve objectives of the company and to upgrade my knowledge and skills continuously.
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Yes, I strongly feel I can excel in this position and help the company grow.
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Iv always wanted to work in retail as it is a fast moving environment and iv heard good things about aldi.
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Yes I would like this Sales associate position because I would love to gain a good relationship with all my customers and make sure they are satisfied with the product they have bought.
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Describe a time when your workload was heavy.
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I want to make a difference in the community and the fact that I have already been engaged in community partnerships in public health, I know that I will enjoy my job. When you enjoy a job it reduces stress, worry, and unhappiness. I want to be happy and help others reach that point as well.
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Yes, I need work, I need experience and I want stability having a job can bring to my life.
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Yes because I like meeting new people and would love to have his as my first job.
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What are the most difficult decisions you have made in the past?
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On the basis of my educational qualification.
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On the basis of my educational qualification.
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Absolutely, I love the challenges this position would provide. Working with different business people is the experience of a lifetime. Just imagine how much you can learn from them.
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I would like a job that will help me grow with the company, as I help the company grow.
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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.
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I have always had a strong desire to help and people and thought that this was a good start.
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I want to continue my career in radiotherapy physics at a world leading cancer hospital and have the chance to work with new technology.
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I want this job because I am detail oriented, enjoys working under pressure.
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I feel like a 19 years of experience on the field and in the classroom I can bring a strong leadership to forest tree.
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Yes, it's the only post I have applied for! It is exciting to me I'm looking forward to working with the beautiful products.
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I come here often and everyone is so friendly and happy to help and i'd love to be a part of that.
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It's convenient it's doing what I like which is dealing with people.
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Yes I want to work in ford because it is indian manufacturing organization and giving good employee wellfar.
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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.
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My previous role finished and I need a new challenge.
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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.
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I like the direction the company is going, I like the international aspect.
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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.
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I want this job to gain experience and do something useful.
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Because my skills matches perfectly to this job.
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I would love this position. If I could work here for free I would because its something that makes me so happy. I want to be able to help people with their shopping and see how happy they get.
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Yes. Because I like to work in a place where I could interact with lots of people from different lifestyle.
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I feel I can collaborate with teachers to help create a learning environment that meets the needs of all learners.
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Because I have experience with children I am taking childcare in collage.
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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.
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Yes Because I do it well.
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Because I feel that I'm the most qualified for this position and I am the best asset for your company.
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I like shoes, I love working around people. I think this job is a perfect fit.
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To continue my steady growth as a professional, by pushing myself to be the very best among the very best.
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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.
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Yes, I really want this position because there are many Career Opportunities with CVS and many locations.
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Absolutely. I am interested in cancer genetics because it is so complex and changing every day with new discoveries. I also go to the breast clinic at Bryn Mawr and know how dedicated and experienced the staff there are and the reputation of MLH, and would be proud to be a part of the organization. I think I can make a positive impact.
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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.
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I feel I would be a valuable employee for this company and the company is the most respected company in the State.
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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.
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I want yhis job because I want to do something in my life like gaining some position to prove myself while serving this comapany.
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Because I feel that I have the quality and organization skills to be successful at your organization .
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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.
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It's suitable its also doing what I like which is dealing with people.
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Yes, to do what im good in giving excellent customer service and to be financially indepentant.
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I want the position because I think it would be challenging and I would add something to the bottom line.
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I like to do work in pharmacy to build up my carrier since pharmacology is the main subject in medical field.
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I want to be a developer and grow up well in your organization and also want to be part of the company's growth.
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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.
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Yes, because I have a long term goals to run my life.
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The job description matches with the contents of my education & previous professional experience.
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Because I know that I am a good person and I can get the job done right.
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I want this job because I feel I can get more experience and more knowledge in the electrical trade.
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Yes. Because I can continue to provide for my family. Also continue doing what I love as a career. This position can better me as an operator.
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More than anything else I want in my life today.
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Yes. I definitely want this position. I have been working in quality inspections for more than 15 years. And I think this is the right time for me to move forward with my career.
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Yes. To sustain in this company and to reach a higher rank.
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Yes I do, As I have mentioned before I like working with people and this position gives me a chance to do that and learn more at the same time.
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Because I believe it could improve my career.
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I feel like I would advance my skills and learn a different field of nursing.
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I would like to improve my knowledge and develop in the field I chose to work.
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I want experience the cooperate world and enhance my skills.
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Because I want to share my knowledge and skills for those children who have speech disorder.
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Because I know that this is a reputable company and I know I will have a successful future here.
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Because it has been my dream to work in a reputable financial institution where I can enhance my skills and grow professionally.
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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.
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I do, because I really need a job and I want to pay for everything myself and not have to put the burden on my parents.
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Safety in the workplace and proper training.
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Describe your experience developing office procedures.
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I want this job because I help my school.
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I need this job because I love more intresting . Net technology.
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I want this job because I am looking for large scale company where I can improve with myself both technically as well as financially.
78.
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.
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Yes, I would like to build my skill and continue to develop in a growing company.
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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.
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I want this job because I have educational and clinical experience required for this position.
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To gain valuable experience, to do the best for the patient, and for the hospital.
83.
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.
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I am looking for a position that holds a solid future.
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If growth is unlimited, then I want a job, if job is provide so many program to boost our levels.
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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.
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I have the interpersonal skill as a customer service good communication.
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I know this is a great company but I also feel working here I can grow my profession.
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I feel that I am ready after 19 years of experience hands-on and in the office.
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This job provides the best international exposure for me.
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After 19 years of experience I feel that I'm ready to move to the next step.
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Because I am the most eligible and competent for this job.
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For a better opportunity for me and my family.
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Because I like to continue my career as sqs.
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My skills matches with job requirements.
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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.
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Yes because I like to fix and make stuff fit where it needs to go.
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Yes, I do. I have wanted to do this and I hope I get to do it.
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I want this job because I love the warm atomosphere Tim Horton ha and I want to be a part of it.
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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.
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To contribute to your company while helping out my family financially.
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My friend and former colleague referred me and has positive things to say.
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I definitely want and need the position and it will allow me to show my knowledge and share it with coworkers.
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Yes I really would like this position because I feel that this company has a lot to offer and is a company that is in the business of improving peoples lives with the quality of the products they offers.
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I've some spare time and I want to utilize it.
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I do really want this position. I want it because I want to be independent. I am a teenage high school student and I want o start to make something of myself and it begins here.
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Yes. I know I can do the job/tasks. I also I can see the job opportunities lay in front of me as a result of having this job.
108.
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.
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I want to expand my skills and contribute to the company.
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I have been unemployed for a number of months and am now ready to return to the work place.
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I do, I love to work with people.
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I would like to pursue a career as a clinical laboratory technologist and this is the first step to reaching that goal.
113.
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.
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Yes I do. I have passion to serve my country at this level and impact postively on lives of ugandans as I practice what I studied at the university.
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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.
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Bocz I'm fresher &I'm full of knowledge.
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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.
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I feel that my qualifications will fit me in your needs of the organization.
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Because I want to excel my self in the coding and want to take greater opportunity.
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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.
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Yes I do want this position. I truly would appreciate the oppurtunity to help Safeway evolve into a more prosperous and well liked community grocery outlet.
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Yes, I do. I feel I would be able to do a good jobin this position, and look forward to helping the customers that come to the store. I think this would be a great place to work.
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Yes. I have vast experience in online publishing, seo, journalism, communication and organizational skills. AAA is an established organization with a reputation I would be honored to uphold.
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