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2 What Attracted you to This Job?

“What attracted you to this job?” is a common interview question that requires careful consideration before answering. This question evaluates the job seeker’s motivation, values, and long-term career goals.

Employers ask this question to know your motivation for applying for the job. They want to know what attracted you to the job and the company. Employers are looking for candidates who have researched the company and the position and can demonstrate a genuine interest in the job. In addition, they want to see that the candidate clearly understands the company’s mission and values and how they can contribute to the organization.

Possible answer for “What attracted you to this job?”:

“I have heard many positive things about your company from employees and customers. I know you are open to changes, development, and growth in the labor market. As far as I know, the company has a solid corporate culture and a team of professionals in their field.”

Tips for answering the question “What attracted you to this job?”:

  • Try to understand what you expect from your future work. This will give confidence in the interview: you will know where and why you came.
  • Even if you are applying for dozens of jobs in your field, it is vital to show the interview panel that this particular job stands out in some way.
  • Mention why you think highly of the company or agency, demonstrate a genuine passion for the role you would be occupying, and confidently show yourself as an ideal candidate who matches your skills and qualities with the values and needs of the company.
  • It would help if you showed that your personal goals are consistent and consistent with the values and interests of the company.

What mistakes should not be made when answering the question “What attracted you to this job?:

  • Giving a general answer that does not show your knowledge of the company and the desired position.
  • Saying that you are attracted only by the salary. Employers do not want their staff members to be motivated by money, or at least they are not the only driving force. Such motivation is not durable, and keeping such a worker in a position is difficult.

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