Why do you want to study this major?

Focus on the skills and experiences you gained from the major that are most related to the job. Write down a list of skills and experiences you gained through your major studies. Then, look back at the job listing. Circle any of your skills and experiences that relate to the requirements of the job.

Why are you interested in this position?

Example: “I’m interested in this job because I can see that, in this role, my skills could help solve this problem within your company. I also see an opportunity for me to learn and grow these skills, so we both would benefit personally, professionally, and financially.

Why are you applying for this position best answer?

They ultimately want to learn about your career goals and how their specific job position fits into your career plan, as well as make sure that you are sincerely interested in that specific job so that you will be motivated to perform well if you’re hired.

Why are you applying for this position answer example?

“I’ve been working in digital marketing for 5 years and it’s a field I enjoy a lot and want to continue growing in. I applied for this position because after reading the job description, it seems like a great opportunity to continue building digital marketing skills – like social media marketing, Facebook advertising.

What is the position you are applying for?

The interviewer is looking for similar things whether asking about company or position. The hiring manager wants to: Learn about your career goals and how this position fits into your plan. Make sure that you are sincerely interested in the job and will be motivated to perform if hired.

Why are you applying for this internship?

It exposes you to real-world experience – Internships offer you a peek into the environment you wish to work in someday. As you intern for a company, you get hands-on experience of how things work in an office environment. Also, you get an idea of what job role you would like to choose when you join a full-time job.

What are you looking to gain from this internship?

There are many things you can gain from an internship: additional skills and education, networking opportunities, mentorship, etc. Don’t simply state, “I’m hoping to fulfill my requirement for my major.” Instead, tell the employer what you hope you’ll learn. Do you want to know more about the industry?