How Teens Should Answer “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”
Updated June 24, 2016
Are you prepared to explain why you want to work at a job? One typical question employers ask applicants is: “Why do you want to work here?” They want to know that you understand the job requirements and the company, and that you have a genuine interest in the job.
Tips for Answering Interview Questions
When you are new to preparing for a job interview, and don’t have a lot of work experience, there are a few things to keep in mind.
The first is to do your research. Find out everything you can about the company and position you are applying for. The more familiar you are with the firm and the job requirements, the better prepared you will be to answer questions relating to your interests and abilities.
Next, practice answering interview questions you are likely to be asked with a friend or family member, or even in front of a mirror. The more practice you get, the more relaxed you will be.
When you re a teen job seeker looking for your first few jobs, connect your personal interests to the position to show why you re interested. If you are applying for a job in a restaurant, mention your interest in cooking and preparing menus. Fashionistas applying for retail jobs can talk about their interest in accessories. Applying for a job as a camp counselor? Mention your experience babysitting, and your love of helping children learn new things.
Make sure you dress appropriately for your interview. Clean, neat attire, light on the cologne and accessories. How you present yourself at your interview is important. It shows that you are mature enough to care about the impression you make. Here are more tips for teenagers looking for employment.
Review these sample answers for teenage job seekers for the interview question Why are you interested in working for our company? then personalize your answer to fit your circumstances and the job you re applying for.
I am interested in working for your company because I am a frequent customer of your store. As a customer, I ve gotten to know your company well and appreciate your products and the environment that you ve created here. It s important for me to work someplace that I admire, and I know that I would be proud to work here.
I would love to work for your company because I have a passion for clothing and design and I plan to study fashion merchandising in college.
I try to keep myself up to date with the latest styles and trends. I feel working for you would enable me to put my passion to good use, and allow me to share it with your customers. I am also looking forward to the real world experience I would get from working in your shop.
The number one reason I am interested in working with your company is because your company works directly with children.
I love spending time with kids and I think they enjoy spending time with me. Working in your afterschool program would be rewarding and a lot of fun!
More Teen Job Interview Questions
Review more job interview questions and answers for teens to be sure that you ace the interview.