Tackling those tricky interview questions. This week: ’Why did you
apply for this job?’
There’s that old devil again, urging you to say: ’Because it was
advertised.’ Less self-destructive answers are: ’It matches my skills’
or ’It was the right time to move.’ But they lack the dynamism that will
get you hired.
It’s better to say that you were excited by the ad and felt the job
offered new challenges. Do not say: ’Because I hated my old job.’