Since you are new to your career, the interviewer would like to know why the timing is now right for you to start looking for a job. Perhaps you just finished your post-secondary education or were traveling after graduation. Whatever your situation, give the interviewer a good idea of why you are now ready to get to work!
"I have been traveling for the past three months, after graduating with my Commerce degree. I am happy to have taken a small break to refresh myself, and now I am ready to start a lucrative career in the finance industry."
"I appreciate you calling me in for today's interview. Although my formal experience is light, my knowledge in the administration field is solid. I have not been formally employed but have worked the front desk for my dad's company for the past few months. I am ready to join a company on a more official basis which is why I applied to your job posting."
"I am ready to enter the workforce now that I have finished my business administration degree and my 3-month internship at Company ABC. Unfortunately, they do not have the bandwidth to hire me on a full-time basis which is why I am now applying to positions."
"For the past six months, I have been traveling and gaining many valuable cultural experiences. I wanted to give myself the exposure to other parts of the world before committing myself entirely to my career. I am now ready to move forward into a rewarding marketing career."
"I just graduated from high school and am very interested in working part-time while I attend University for the next four years. It's important to me that I find a flexible role that aligns with my goals so, for that reason, I am now applying to jobs that are very appealing to me."
"A job in sales has been on my radar for a couple of months, since graduating University. I would love to learn the ins and outs of being an effective salesperson from your highly esteemed organization. So, when I saw your job posting, I had to apply!"
"This June, I graduated with my Masters' in Education. I am very excited to get started in my career as a teacher. I recently moved to this city and am thrilled to be considered for a role in your school district."