How Not to Answer ‘Why Are You Interested in This Position?’Posted: February 25, 2015
Hiring managers don’t always say what’s on their minds, and sometimes this results in a less effective interviewing experience for you, the job candidate. But, regardless of how good or bad your interviewer is, you’ll very likely still get this question: “Why are you interested in this position?”
The reason for that is because your answer says a lot about all of the most important things the interviewer will be evaluating: your skills, your cultural fit, and your interest. In other words, this is definitely not a question you want to screw up. Here are four common mistakes and how to avoid them.
1. You Never Talk About the Company
I recently had a conversation with a recruiter, and she shared this great tidbit with me about what she considers to…
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