3 Mistakes Not to Make When Answering “Why Are You Interested in this Position?”

Recruiters don’t say everything directly what is in their minds, and most probably, it can be a less effective interview experience for the job candidate. But, irrespective of how your interview is, you’ll sure to be asked this question: “Why are you interested in this position?”

The reason can be according to the answer you give to the interviewer. The interviewer will evaluate your interests, your skills, and your cultural fit.

3 common mistakes that candidates do are given below and reason how to avoid these mistakes:

You never talk about the company

When recruiters ask, “Why are you interested in this position?” they always expect the candidate’s experience related to their company’s vacant position, but many of the times, candidates answer is very general. They do not talk about the company. If you don’t talk about the company, it’s a red flag for you. So think about this way. Your skills are always with you. The trick is giving your answer which explains why you fit in that position for the particular company.

You bring up points that aren’t relevant

It may be tempting to say that the office is at a convenient location for the candidate, say at a walking distance from your home, or the company’s flexible hour’s policy. They are nice perks, but this would not be the reason for why this position is suitable for you.

So bring points that do not irritate the recruiter, and more importantly, do not forget to add your main points.

You answer the wrong question

Have you ever gone with someone on a date that never stops talking about his or her ex? Well, this happens in job interviews. Do not be that type of person who won’t shut up about why you left your old job position. Even if the reason for your searching of a job is directly related to your old position, give more attention on future. Talk about skills which you possess, but there is no need to dive into its history how you acquired a particular skill.