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What Interests You About This Job? (The Second Way to Answer It) | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 728 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer this question in a style that makes people believe you.


This really isn't a tough interview question, but people don't really answer in the correct 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 this job. That's the easy part of this answer. The hard part is that people forget to demonstrate enthusiasm and passion when they speak. So they speak in a relatively flat way.

Instead, if you answered, "What interests me about this job? Man! There are 3 or 4 different things that are really exciting about it." Then you going to your list. Having speeded up your speech, having your eyes brightened with excitement, a smile on your face as you talk... It's not just simply what you say that matters is how you answer this question that is so important.

There is a theater to answering interview questions well. Here, the theaters about excitement. You want to just have joy in your voice as you answer questions. In this way, people know that you really are excited about this job. Often, that is the tiebreaker between you and your competition.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.


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