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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tough Interview Question Series - #2

Interviewer:  "Why do you want to work here?"

You:  "Um, I'm sorry. What was the question?"

Interviewer: "I was wondering why you were interested in joining our organization."

You: "Oh...well...you see I really need a job..."


One of the things you should know about All Children's Hospital is that we really like candidates who are prepared for their job interviews. We like to think that the idea of drastically changing your life and coming to work in our organization is something you take very seriously.

Believe me...we take it seriously.

Preparation Is So Important
What separates candidates and makes them stand out, is if they present as if they know what they are doing. This may sound funny, but to be perfectly candid, the interviewee who understands what our organization does; the issues we are facing, and who has a clear idea of why he or she wants to join our team always look good in our eyes.

The only way to achieve this is to put time in prior to your interview thinking, learning, and organizing your thoughts. Preparation is so important!

Investing the time necessary to fully understand the company you are interviewing with, and making sure you are ready to ask questions will help you make a terrific impression. 

What are you waiting for? It's time to get ready!

-Jay



photo credit

This series is based on the terrific post from @RitikaTrikha over at Youtern.com.

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