Sample Interview Questions and Answers: Why Do You Want To Work Here? Wendy’s Answer
(Who is Wendy? Wendy – Executive and recent Chief Operating Officer seeking Controller position)
Terry: Why do you want to work here?
Wendy: As I look at what my strengths are and what kinds of environments I do best in, I am targeting industries and organizations that, number one, value sort of a pragmatic approach to controls and compliance.
I have a very strong control background, but I like to approach it in a way that how do you insure you have the right controls in place, but not hinder the organization from achieving its top-line and bottom-line goals.
I like to get involved in change. You know I consider myself a bit of a change agent. I thrive where there is a need to implement process and procedures. I targeted the education field, because I do think it’s a heavy-regulated industry or heavy-regulated operation; high-growth.
I mean I’ve heard that a lot of people are going back to get additional degrees and expand their educational knowledge as they’ve been displaced from their current positions.
It’s an area that long-term, believe it or not, my longer-term goals when I get to “retirement age” is to teach probably in the college arena, so getting myself associated with an educational organization helps me to promote my longer-term goals.
Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .
Q3. Why do you want to work here? – WENDY QUICK RATING – C
Good start on what you bring them, but missing why them in particular.
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