man(Who is Allen? Allen – QA Analyst and Programmer since 1985 seeking Quality Assurance Tester job)

Terry: We may come back to that at some point in the future.  Tell me why you want to work here.

Allen: I find that your company has a lot of manual testing, which I enjoy.  I like to get my hands dirty, so to speak.  I like being able to create test cases, test scenarios and be able to document all of those processes.

I also see that you have the PBCS tracker, which is a way to track defects. I enjoy and have a passion for following up and making sure that the programmer or business analyst is following up on errors, things that are not working properly, defects and making sure they’re doing it in a timely manner or report that to management that for whatever reason it’s falling behind.  It’s exactly the kind of job I’m looking for and I think it’s a good fit.

Here’s how I would rate that answer . . .

Q3. Why do you want to work here? – ALLEN QUICK RATING – C

If what you shared was a great match to what they want than good answer, also good match of your skills, but missing why them in particular, you just talked about the work itself.

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