Motivation for the Company / the Role Interview Questions and Answers

Question 1: Why do you want to work for this company?

During my job search I was attracted to applying for a role at ________ because I feel strongly that my values and ambitions align closely to that of the organisation. For example the companies value/aim of _________ is something which motivates me and is a value that I stick by in my professional career

Question 2: Why do you want this role?

I feel that this role is a prefect for my skills but also my ambition. I have feel I have the core skills required for the role which are ______, ________ and _______ which is demonstrated by my career history. I also have a passion for _______ and this role aligns to my long term ambition to become a ________ . I am confident that this is a role that I will enjoy but also thrive in because of my skills.

Question 3: Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

If successful my first priority is to deliver in this role and build up my reputation however I am ambitious and would hope that my performance would lead to me taking on the role of_______in 5 years. [SITUATION] I have always set myself long term goals for example whilst at ______ [TASK] I wanted to achieve _______ by ______ . [ACTION] I continually pushed myself to learn and took on responsibility for my own development [RESULT] this helped me to achieve my aim. It would be this attitude that I would bring into the role which would hopefully allow me to achieve my aim.

Answering Motivation for the Company / the Role Interview Questions and Answers – Standouty’s STAR Methodology

All of our Motivation for the Company / the Role Interview Questions and Answers are based on the STAR method. This is recognised across the industry as the BEST method for answering interview questions. If used well the panel will be unaware of its use but consider your answer to be well constructed, methodical and just plain AMAZING.

The STAR Technique involves constructing your answer in the following way:


Set the context of your answer. Tell the panel, where, when and why this situation came to be. For example, “Whilst working in my current role, we were holding an event in which 100 plus people were due to attend any minute. That’s when I was notified the caterers weren’t able to make it.”


What did you have to do. For example, “I had to organise alternative caterers and without the guests knowing. The failure of the event would have been a disaster for the company.”


What did you actually do. For example, “I spoke to the venue owner and we identified other caterers who may be able to help at short notice. I contacted all of them and identified one who could cater the event albeit one hour later than planned.”


How did the situation play out. For example, “Catering was provided in line with guest expectations. The evening, after this initial hiccup, went seamlessly. I was congratulated by the senior managers for sorting out what could have been a catastrophe.”

Constructing your answers in this way will ensure you fully address the question / scenario given and the criteria the panel are measuring you against.

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