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Why do you want to start your career with us?

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

Updated on June 29th, 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

Think about the aspects of the organization that stood out to you when you noticed the job posting or heard about it from a friend. If you're like most job seekers, you might be applying for five to ten jobs a day! Before your interview, refresh yourself on some of the perks of working for this company. Compliment the organization by talking about something that impressed you, like their values or their involvement in the community. You can find a lot of the information you need online, so do your research and be honest about what you like about the organization.

Professional Answer Examples
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"Your organization is known for hiring new accounting graduates and molding them into future leaders for your company. The first step in my career is the most important, and I would like nothing more than to be with your company at the start of my career, and for the long-term."

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"I chose to apply to your organization because I have a few friends who work for you and they have amazing things to say. Reputation is everything, and your industry reputation is impressive."

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"I have many friends who are also recent graduates, taking temporary jobs or 'good-for-now' roles. That does not interest me in the least. Tenure is essential to me, and I need to start my carer off right - with a company that will keep me on for the long term."

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"We used a few of your agency's campaigns as successful case studies while I was taking Marketing and Communications at University ABC. I immediately knew that your overall vibe was a company would be a fit for me. The excitement that surged through me when I saw your opening for a junior marketing assistant is indescribable."

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"I want to start my career with your store because I believe that exposure to a corporate environment, versus a mom and pop shop, is going to be the key factor that pushes my career in retail forward. You have a strong process in place, including strict customer service training. This level of professionalism and process will benefit me immensely."

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"I have conducted a great deal of research on your sales trainee program. I see that you have a mentorship program in place and also that you do regular shadowing between your junior sales reps and the department managers. It is important to me that I develop solid habits at the beginning of my sales career which is why I am very choosy with my applications."

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"I chose to apply to your school as my first teaching job because the location is perfect and I have a strong interest in your extra-curricular programs. Your schools' passion for soccer, drama, and the arts is crucial to me. Our interests are very well aligned."

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.
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: 12/03/2015
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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