Originally published by ICMI. Read the full article at icmi.com.
“Why do you want this job?” It’s a bad cliché of the interview process. By now, every candidate should know “I need money” isn’t the best way to answer that question. Most hiring managers would be quick to disqualify someone based on that response. What if a candidate asks you, “why should I want this job?” What would you say? Are you able to make a compelling case without mentioning compensation?
No one wants to hire an employee desperate for any job, but if we can’t clearly articulate who we are and why our work is important we have no chance of engaging recruits on a deeper level. We expect candidates to flatter us with unique and meaningful reasons why our jobs would be the best thing to ever happen to them. Can we impress them in the same way?