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Why are you ready to enter the workforce now?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

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!

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"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."

Admin
Answer example

"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."

Manager
Answer example

"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."

Marketing
Answer example

"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."

Retail
Answer example

"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."

Sales
Answer example

"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!"

Teacher
Answer example

"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."

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.
Published: 08/19/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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