re: "Why do you want to work for us?" - Interview Question (Demystified) VIEW POST


It's a bad question because you assume I do. The interview is a 2 way street. I'm also trying to find out if the company is a good fit for me.

The question is even worse if the company reached out to me to invite me for an interview.

Last few times I got this question I just answered: I don't know yet, that's what I'm here to find out.

The question is presumptuous, makes people feel awkward and likely will give you false negatives.


"It's a bad question, because you assume I do." Actually the premise of my article is to state that the question isn't what it actually means and hence the title "demystified" :-)
Having said that, your comments are valid and have been echoed by several others on twitter as well.
I do acknowledge that the question definitely needs to be rephrased. However, the intent of my article is to explain the layers behind the question and provide resources to research on the company before going in for an interview.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read the article and share your comments.

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