Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer this question in a style that makes people believe you.
This really isn’t the top interview, the people don’t answer it in the right way. The question is, “What interests you about this job opening?”
On the surface, you can list 4 or 5 different things that you like about the job. That’s the easy part of this answer. The hard part is that people forget the demonstrated enthusiasm and passion when they talk.
As a result, they speak in a relatively flat way. Instead, if you said, “What interests me about this job opening? Man! There are 3 or 4 different things that are really terrific about!” You say, with a lot of “juice” and then go off to list those things that you really love about the job, having speeded up your speech, having her eyes brightened, a smile on your face as you talk, it’s not just simply what you say, that’s good to communicate, it’s how you’re saying it.
There is a theater to interviewing and answering interview questions well. Here, the theater is about excitement. You want to have joy in your voice as you answer questions. This way, people know that you really are excited about this job. Often, that’s the tiebreaker between you and your competition.
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