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How does a person answer the interview question about why the applicant chose this company?

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To explain why a job applicant chose a specific company to apply for, mention specific things admired about the company and how it fits the applicant's career path. This shows the applicant cared enough to research the company.

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Find unique information about the company. Don't just take a piece of information from the first page of the company website or an advertisement.

  1. For example, mention being impressed by the company's ISO certification and express interest in building a career at a company with that kind of dedication to quality
  2. Another example would be mentioning the company's reputation for social corporate responsibility, and then expressing a desire to be affiliated with a company with such positive business ethics.
  3. A third approach would be to discuss specific products or services the company offers, and how working with those fits into a desired career path.
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