1.“Because I need a job.” Well, we all need jobs! If I had a dollar for every candidate who told me this, I could retire to Tahiti! No, I did not hire any of them.
2.“Because the only way to get a raise in salary is to switch jobs.” This may be true in some cases but it’s not a compelling reason for a hiring manager to hire you! Next!
3.“Because your company has better benefits.” OK, now give me a reason to hire you!
4.“Because “Glass Door” said your company is a decent place to work.” Well, there are plenty of decent places….Decent?
5.And finally, “because I think I can do this job.” Yes, people have told me that they are pretty darn sure they can handle this job. Wow, well if you aren’t sure, then I surely am not going to take that chance.
Remember, these may all be honest answers to you but if you cannot speak to the value you bring to the position, the company, and personal and career growth, you are demonstrating a clear lack of preparedness. If you are lax in the interview process, you will be lax in your job duties.