How to answer the

"What interests you about this role?"

interview question

Alternative ways of asking this question

  • Why did you apply for this position?
  • What did you find interesting about this role?
  • What prompted you to apply for this role?

Why would an interviewer ask you this question?

The interviewer is trying to see if you know what the job description states, and why you have an interest in it. They are looking at your level of motivation and want to know what kind of commitment you have to be with the company long-term. If you don’t appear interested, it may come across that you are just applying for “another job.”

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