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How do you answer the question, "Why are you interested in this job?" when you are being recruited?

I was being aggressively recruited by a company, with the recruiter calling me several times, telling me they really wanted me, etc. During one of the peer interviews I got the typical "why this job?" question. I didn't have my usual prepared answer ("looking for a new challenge", etc) because they called me. What would you have said in this situation.

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I'm guessing the peer wouldn't know you had been approached by a recruiter vs the other way around. Going into an interview with anyone beyond the recruiter, I would assume the usual expectations and questions.

Now, if the recruiter had asked, I would have turned it around on them and asked why they felt you were a good fit.

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I like your suggestion of turning around the question.

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I hate when that happens 😂

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I have been asked this when recruited and actually take it as “why did you say yes?” Also think about why you are looking for a new job in the first place…. Career development, challenges, what you are looking for in an employer etc.

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I would have had done some research on the company first and then go from there. Growth, etc - anything that pops out - esp. if the recruiter was desperate to ask me several times. There could have been something that made you say yes to the interview!

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