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Why are you ready to enter the workforce now?

1 of 25 Entry Level Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on August 19th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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
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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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!"

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"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 a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 08/19/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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