Sample Interview Questions and Answers: Why Do You Want To Work Here? Bonnie’s Answer
(Who is Bonnie? Bonnie – CPA with over 6 years experience seeking Accounting Manager position)
Terry: You’ve already started to talk about that a little bit in terms of what you bring, but what is it in terms of why do you want to work here?
Bonnie: I know what you do is a vital service, the emergency centers and 911 center. I know what a vital service you perform for the community, which is something that I’m really interested in.
My passion is in working with organizations that work with the public. I’ve seen in action what you do because we unfortunately lost somebody in my building, we lost quite a few people, but we lost somebody to a fire, so I’ve seen what your agency does.
Plus, I know that I can come in and be productive from day one because I already know what is expected on grants, I’ve been doing that for a while. I’ve trained staff people and I know that when I’m coming in I can be productive and that’s something I’m looking for.
Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .
Q3. Why do you want to work here? – BONNIE QUICK RATING – C
Why them in particular is there, but there’s so much other stuff around it that it got lost, also in this and the prior question you keep adding in what you want, don’t do that, they don’t particularly care what you want unless it relates to what they want.
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