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This might be a very obvious question. Duh! I want to work with you because I have nowhere else to go and besides, out of my 100+ online job applications, you are the only ones that responded.

While living by the phrase, “The truth shall set you free”, the above response might surely set you free from proceeding to the next phase of the interview or possibly hinder your efforts towards your pursuit of landing that dream job.

Job applicants maybe driven by various factors dependent on the individual. Such factors may include:

  • Better pay/renumeration

  • Career development
  • Unfavorable workplace
  • Unemployment desperation
  • New challenges
  • Added responsibilities
  • Contractual terms
  • Restructuring/redundancy
  • Family
  • Flexible schedule
  • Fired
  • Career change to different industry
  • Conflict of interest

While some of these reasons may seem genuine enough, it is best to keep your response at a professional work experience level.

SAMPLE RESPONSE

I want this job because I am looking for an opportunity that allows me to further hone my professional skills. I feel this position will allow me to succeed because there seems to be added responsibilities in comparison to my previous job.

Similarly, I noted that you provide annual training seminars that I also believe will aid me in my career development.