I am wondering how do you answer to "Why do you want to join company XYZ?" in a situation when you are approached by a headhunter and it is relatively small and unknown company? My answer would be, "you approached me so you tell me why I should want to join your company" but not sure they would appreciate it :D And of course I am talking about Interview 1 or pre-screening call with the headhunter, not the final interview round for which I would set up a time to prepare the answer

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If you don’t know details, you go for generalizations.

Boutique consultancy?
“I’ve always wanted to work in a more tight-knit firm, the idea of joining a boutique has always been my end goal. Being able to specialize, and have an outsized impact on the firm is…”

Etc

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In contrast to the above, i think it’s best that your answer is as specific to the firm as possible.

I understand and have been in your shoes, sometimes recruiters who reached out to me to pitch the firm would ask me “so why are you interested” during our initial call and i would be dumbfounded.

Just spend half an hour on their website and find out what they specialize in, and try to layer in your own background and interest and embellish how good of a fit there is. Not too different from when you are pitching your team to a new client 8-)

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^^. This. Literally all they are looking for is did this person do some general research on what we are and what we do.

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