Every job seeker will be faced with a question Why do you want to work for this company? that may be seemingly obvious. They are trying to determine if you would fit in at the company and if you would add value to their existing team. You should never answer this question with a blunt and thoughtless response like, “Well, the pay is good, and I need a job.” While this may be true, you aren’t giving yourself much of a chance.
Why do you want to work for this company?
You need to prove that you’ve done the research on the company, that your core values match the objectives of the company, and that you will enjoy working there. The hiring manager won’t want to hire someone who is only in it for the pay check.
- I would be proud to work for a company like yours with such a long history of leadership in the industry. I have carried out web research and believe that the company’s XYZ products and its future projections are very impressive and promising. The XXX team is the team I would take pride to work with. A place where my skills or background fits perfectly and can be utilized, respectively.
- I have had some internships and industry exposure. So being a fresher, it will still be easy for me adapt to the new environment, which is significantly lessen my training cost. I have a sharp learning curve, which will help company ramp me up quickly as a productive resource. An example of my learning curve is my final year project, where I have worked on a short time frame on an entirely new technology.
- I am a strong team player a good leader. I have been leading teams for technical and cultural activities during my college days. In your company I will be a great player within any challenging team and provide leadership when opportunity arises.
- I have used your software for many years and am consistently impressed with the innovation and developments made in the space. I also appreciate your dedication to education, providing your customers with free demos to learn how to use your products effectively. I would love to be a part of this innovative team and use my skills to continue the groundbreaking work you are doing here.