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Job Interview Answer: Why Are You Applying to Work Here?


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When you are applying for a retail job one of the most common interview questions is "Why are you applying to work here?" Here is a selection of sample answers you can use to respond to questions about why you want to work at the company.

  • This has been one of my favorite stores for years. When I saw there was an opportunity for employment here, I was very excited at the possibility of becoming part of the team.
  • I really enjoy working with people in a retail setting, helping customers, organizing stock, and changing displays.
  • This seems like a really interesting place to work, with the variety of items and services that you offer, and I feel that given the opportunity, I could be an asset to the team.
  • I have a lot of experience in establishments like this one, and would welcome the opportunity to learn a new business, and share my expertise in selling.

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