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How to respond to the Interview Question, “Why do you want to work with our company?”

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During a tough job market, taking every single step with caution is extremely important. Your one mistake and the job opportunity is gone.

As a fresher, while all interview questions look daunting, as you have never faced them before. But one particular question is critical to handle during uncertain times. During COVID-19 crisis, many recruiters would be interested to know why are you interested in working with them. Are you really interested in joining the company or you just want to go ahead with any company and job offer that is coming your way.

Don’t worry, here are some useful and simple interview tips for freshers that will help you to ace your job interview and respond to this tricky interview question- “Why do you want to work with us?”

Also Read: Tips for Freshers to Stay Focused During a Job Interview

There are three key areas that should primarily be focused on to face this interview question confidently. Here you go…

  1. Focus on what motivates you to join the company

Any interview question is asked with a purpose. When the interviewer asks you this question, he/she wants to know what you can do for the organization, are you aware of what motivates you to join the company and so on.

Here’s the chance to prove how much aware you are about the company and what makes you a fit for the company. Your answer should focus on these points:

  • Have you researched something about the company?
  • Do you have an in-depth understanding of the company’s businesses?
  • What are the company’s values and how your values are aligned with it?

Keeping these points in mind while framing the answer to this question will reinforce the idea that you are a credible and informed job seeker who has a clear career objectives. Any employer would be interested in a candidate who is sorted in thoughts and has a clear plan for himself.

Also Read: 10 Common Interview Questions & Answers for Freshers

2. Highlight your skills

In a tough job market, don’t miss any opportunity to highlight what makes you better than your competitors. The best way to highlight your worth for the organization is by mentioning what skills and qualities make you a perfect fit for the job opening.

The focus should be to address these key pointers:

  • Are you qualified for the given role?
  • Can you support your responses by quoting what you have achieved in your college as a student?
  • Do you have the right skill sets that make you an ideal candidate for the company? Demonstrate this with the help of some instances where you showed some skills in managing a project or conducting an event.

3. Focus on how you are ready to be a part of the company

With “work-from-home” becoming the new normal, employers would expect you to be aware of the resources available to work remotely. While it is not an easy task for freshers to ensure how fit you can be here, but definitely you can support your answer by mentioning how you have independently and “remotely” worked on several projects and completed them within the deadline.

Surely you would want to stand out in the crowd and grab a lucrative job opportunity after completing your studies. Therefore, start preparing early with some common interview questions and understand how to answer these important set of interview questions.

While there can never be a ‘one-size fits all’ answer for any interview question, the above broad areas will help you to tailor your answer as per your situation.

Stay on the top of your job search and chase your dreams.

All the best!

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