How do you go about answering the question "why do you want to work for our company"?

Do you look up the company's recent news and social media? Read over their mission statement? Sometimes I feel like this method is kind of disingenuous.

I prefer to be asked why do you want this job, because I can genuinely say things that I like about the role.

Thoughts?

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They want to see that you researched the company and actually give a shit. Be interested in what they’re selling, the company, and the culture. And if you’re not interested in those things, it’s prob not for you.

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Just along your answer with what interests you about the role (growth, learning, a new challenge, etc.) and the company's mission. If you hit the personal and professional goals, you'll be fine.

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