How To Answer “How Did You Hear About This Position?” (2021)

Do you have an upcoming job interview? Make sure you know how to answer the “How did you hear about this position?” interview question! 

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Example Answer (Passive Job Seekers)

“Although I wasn’t actively looking for a job change, I read an interesting article on [Website] about [Subject]. From then on, my curiosity brought me to your LinkedIn’s vacancy section where I found the job advertisement. After reviewing the job description, I felt an urge to apply and learn more about the job opportunity.”

Example Answer (Active Job Seekers)

“I’m actively job searching right now, and I found your job posting on [LinkedIn] while searching for [Title, skill, company]. I reviewed the job description and [Project 1] and [Project 2] immediately caught my attention, so I applied to learn more about the job role and see if it’s a good match.”

Interview Question Tips

  • Do show that you are being careful in your job search
  • Do keep it short, concise and to the point
  • Don’t make it sound like you are a desperate job seeker
  • Don’t say you are ‘not sure’ or ‘don’t remember’