When applying for a job at a non-profit organization (NGO), you may encounter the following interview question: “Why do you want to work for this non-profit organization?” Check out my example answer and tips for answering this interview question!
The reason why interviewers ask this question is to find out if you are genuinely passionate about the job role, mission and organization. It’s a great question to gauge the baseline working mode you will settle into after the first weeks when your passion isn’t as blazing as brightly.
√ Do share your fundamental reason for applying to this job role and NPO. Show that you have a clear understanding of the day-to-day tasks, challenges, mission and vision. Show that you are following your passion and that you want to profoundly impact society.
X Don’t show signs of opportunistic behavior. For example, working for a non-profit organization is a great way to build your CV or network with higher managers and influential people. However, don’t overemphasize the benefits that come along with the job opportunity.