It’s Q&A time again. This one comes from ‘Everything happens for a reason’ who is asking…
Ive got an interview for a weekend summer job working in the tearoom, what do i say when they ask “why do you want the job?” I basically want the job as it would be nice working there and to help build my confidence, how could i word this better and / or what would you say. Its a first time job.Thanks
Answer: Say that this job will allow you to use your skills/abilities/talents/education (whichever applies) to help the company. You have to be a little specific here. If it is a sales job, for example, say how them hiring you will enhance their sales results or processes. Maybe the job just seems interesting to you- say that! The employer just wants to know that it’s not just the money, hours, or benefits. They want to hire someone they think might want to be there more than a couple of months, that you’re not just there until something better comes along. They want to know that you will give it everything you’ve got to do a good job. You can say that the job and the people you’ve met feel right for you. I would avoid saying that the job will help you to build your confidence; they want to feel that you are confident you can do the job, so- even if you’re not, respond like you are. I have chosen inexperienced people over experienced when they exhibit energy and desire during the interview. Speak to your desire to work in a good company with nice co-workers. The most important thing is to sound enthusiastic and genuine, to speak clearly, and to look your interviewer right in the eye. Good luck!
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