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motivation for this role, but also your desire to work for the company. Through your research into the company provide
further examples why this job is the job for you.
Tip: Never say “money”!
7) Where do you see yourself in five years time?”
This type of question is seeing the extent of your ambition. Be careful when answering this question not to make it seem
as though this job is a stepping stone in your career (even if it is). For example, if you are applying for an accounting job
at an accounting firm, don’t tell the interviewer that your long term goal is to work at an investment bank. This is not
what the interviewer is going to want to hear. The last thing an employer wants to do is employ you, train you and then
see you leave the firm. The best answer you can offer is to demonstrate that your 5 year goals are suitable and match the
position you are applying for.
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8) Why should we hire you for this job?
The reason they should hire you is because you’re best person for the job because of your skills and competence and also
because of the enthusiasm you will bring to the role. You can be assured that 90% of the candidates will start pitching
their skills and achievements, but what makes you stand out more is your enthusiasm and passion for the role. When
describing your skills and achievements, relate them to the job description and give reasons why you would add value to
the business. When pitching yourself, remember the importance of body language. Sit up in your chair and be positive.
Tip: Prepare for the interview by taking the job description and write down the skills you bring to each description and examples
of accomplishments and achievements. Having examples ready to go can really help you when answering this question.
Example answer: (applying for a sales position)
“With my 5 years of work experience I have developed, maintained and expanded customer relationships, positi...
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2013 for the course BA 202 taught by Professor Cuongvu during the Fall '13 term at Copenhagen Business School.
- Fall '13