Are You Answering This Question Well in IT Job Interviews?

For seasoned IT contractors, the question ‘Why do you want to work at this company?’ isn’t new territory in an IT job interview.  While it may seem like a simple question with no wrong answers, IT consultants can definitely blow this question (and in turn their shot at the IT jobs they’re interviewing for!).  What’s the correct way for IT professionals to respond to this question so they impress the interviewing managers, IT recruiters, and IT staffing firms they’re speaking to?

When faced with the question ‘Why do you want to work at this company?’ your best place to start is with your research on the company.  Start by reciting some of the awards, perks, and anything else the company might brag about.  Next, consider what the company values and find ways to match up your strengths with these values.  You may want to talk to your technical recruiters to get some ideas for this.   Lastly, take the opportunity to mention any connections you may have at the company.  If you know somebody who works there, name drop them and mention it if they said good things about working there. Having connections within the company, in addition to meeting its needs with your strengths and appreciating the benefits and achievements it tends to tout, will all create a great impression.


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AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.