How To Answer “Why Do You Want To Work Here?” (2021)

Do you have an upcoming job interview? Make sure you know how to answer the “Why do you want to work here” interview question! Other examples with similar answers include “Why do you want to work for this company?”, “Why do you want this job” and “Why are you interested in this position?”.

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Example Answer (No Experience)

Well, [Company XYZ]’s reputation in the [Industry] is certainly one of the reasons, but I’m also a keen user of [Product X] and intrigued by the technology and development behind these tech products. The prospect of being involved in the IT-operations listed in the job description makes me feel excited and happens to be exactly the same experience that I seek for my career path.”

Example Answer (With Experience)

“Well, I noticed that [Company XYZ] is well established in the [Industry] and offers multiple reputable products such as [Product 1] and [Product 2]. Although, [Company XYZ]’s reputation is certainly a factor, I’m genuinely interested in getting more involved in the technological side of [Product X]. As an experienced  [Job title], with an emphasis in [Subject], I know I can bring value to the team.”

Interview Question Tips

  • Don’t give an answer that lacks any detail or sincerity
  • Mention something unique about this company