man(Who is  Leonard? Leonard – Non-Profit Leader with 25 years experience seeking Executive Director role)

Terry: Tell me, why do you want to work here?

Leonard: Two reasons, the first is personal.  I have a son who has struggled with a mental health issue.  He’s been bipolar since his high school days, so the importance of working with young people and families so they have a plan and the skills and resources necessary to have a quality of life and be able to function in this society.

The second is that I believe that my skills of working with young people and families, doing the advocacy and working on mental health and addiction issues will be valuable to the XXX XXX Association.

Terry: So you see your skills as a good match for what we need?

Leonard: Yes.  In terms of both fund development as well as my history of working on behalf of and with schools and community groups for young people and families, I think would be an excellent fit.

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

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

Did a good job demonstrating commitment, but needed to ask you followup question to get at skills you’re bringing, could do more there too.

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