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7 Stupidest Interview Questions and What They Really Mean

Jeff Hindenach | Excelle


4. Why Do You Want to Work for This Company?


Why It’s Stupid: Most interviewees get annoyed with this question because it seems redundant. You wouldn’t be interviewing if you weren’t interested in working for the company, right? So it shouldn’t matter why you are interested, only that you fit the job description.

What It Really Means: The interviewer isn’t trying to gauge your interest in the position, but more your motives for applying. If you’re just looking for a paycheck, that makes it easier for the interviewer to go with a more ambitious applicant who is excited about the opportunity. If you’re applying to escape your current job, what’s to say you won’t be miserable with this company? It’s a way for the interviewer to weed out those interviewing for the wrong reasons.



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