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Why are you looking for a job?

1 of 21 No Experience 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

The interviewer would like to know what is motivating you to enter the workforce for the first time. You may want a new car or a better wardrobe. Perhaps you have student loans that you need to pay off, but the interviewer wants to hear about motivation that goes beyond surface monetary reasons. Monetary reasons are not going to keep you engaged in the long-term.

The interviewer wants to know that you have excitement for this job itself. You may be looking for an experience that will help you get an internship or into a highly competitive school. Explain your motivation and how this job will help you get where you want to go!

Professional Answer Examples
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"I am looking for a job to provide me with industry experience as I complete my Accounting Degree. Your firm would give me the experience and exposure that I need to make a strong initial step in my career."

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"For the past couple of years I have worked as an administrator for my dad's small business; however, we both agree that it's time for me to gain experience in a larger more professional corporate environment."

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"I recently graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Business and am now ready to enter the workforce, full time! I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to growing a solid career here."

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"Now that I have finished my education, and turned 21, it's time for me to move out on my own and start the professional life that I have studied so hard for the past four years. I am ready to launch my career in marketing!"

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"I have spent the past couple of year traveling and gaining life experience. I am now ready to enter the workforce part-time, while I work towards my degree. The hours that your company offers will be the best situation for me since I can attend classes during the day and come to work in the late afternoons, early evenings and weekends."

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"I'm graduating in May, and I want to put my degree to use right away. Not to mention, I've always been compelled to sell. Since I was a kid, I loved putting on lemonade stands, making bracelets and selling them, and hosting bake sales. Money has always motivated me, and I know that the sales role will be perfect for me - I love to compete and am motivated to win, even as I start at the bottom."

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"I'm excited to finish my degree and practicum hours to get into the real world, and put my learning and love for teaching, to good use! I am looking for an opportunity to start this September."

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: 12/16/2015
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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