Best Answer to: “Why Do you want this job?

Put yourself in the position of the interviewee. What is it that you offer that someone else can’t?

The HR might meet a large number of candidates in one day, so find a way to be memorable, whilst still being professional.

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Remember this is your sales pitch and this is where you can bring together your knowledge of them and your enthusiasm. It is all about why they are great to work for the company and not why you need the job.

Here are 4 key steps to selling yourself into that job:

When you are asked about why you have applied for this role, why you want it etc… start with:

Step 1:

‘This is a great company /organisation because…….’  Everyone likes to be flattered, so tell them why you think they are a good company, what it is you like about the company….

Step 2:

Describe the challenges of the role, even if it is a job that is routine. What are the issues they face in getting someone to do the role well?

Step 3:

Tell them the things that float your boat, the things you have just been doing, the challenges you really enjoy and give some brief examples.

Step 4:

Think about why they might not want to hire you and refute their logic.

So if you are going for a job at Multichoice Kenya  you might say:

I think Multichoice Kenya is a great organisation, I admire their ethical stance and I am very impressed with their whole recruitment campaign and processes. That’s the sort of company I’d like to be in. I know you need staff who can work shifts, who are good with customers and who will make sure that the client service is top notch. I really enjoy working with customers, explaining the difference between products and I hate untidy spaces. It’s really important to me to be polite and friendly, when I worked in the garage I tried to get every customer to smile before they left!  It has been a while since I have done similar work but I am ready to jump in and give it a 100% of all I got.

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