Why Are You Interested In This Job?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If you applied for a position in the same occupational field or in the discipline you studied or one that matches your skills or the position is similar to what you have already done - then the answer to this interview question is relatively straight forward.

Interview answer: 'I applied for this job since it matches my skills and abilities, my previous experience and positions I filled successfully. I feel that this position will enable me to demonstrate my abilities and skills and make a contribution in an area I have studied in and see my future career in.'

If the job you applied for does not coincide with the jobs you did previously you must try and find those same areas that have common ground.

For example, if you applied for a job as an Analyst in an Investment Bank and you worked in Sales before you may answer:

'In my previous position in Sales I found that I was most interested in the economical aspects and financial models at work and so I decided to shift my career into that area'.

Or alternatively: 'I have recently completed my studies in Economics and I am seeking a position that is within this discipline'.

Occasionally, the interviewer may probe further and ask - 'why did you chose to apply for a job with our firm?'

If the company you are applying for is a large firm then you can reply - 'I wanted to be part of a large organisation - one of the leading corporates in the market'.

Or alternatively: 'your company has a reputation of recruiting the finest professionals and a strong management team and I would find it challenging to work in such an environment'.

You could always say that the 'position seems interesting and challenging and you look forward to making progress in your career in that direction.'
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Lily James answered
Everybody strives towards meaningful objectives in life. Tough achievement of these objectives could not always be held true but we tend to strive towards the best outcome.

Having said that, I am satisfied with my current job as a financial analyst. It gives me enough motivation to stay into the organization and strength to present my views in different forums.

The organization believes in my capabilities and does well to boost up my morals. There are a number of extra curricular activities and ample holidays to charge up for a tough routine. They say, as long as I have a want I have a reason to live, satisfaction is death.
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Tarzan Naveed answered
I am interested in HR jobs because these jobs have become so important in any organization that deal with the most important factor of organization “Employees”

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