However, the more you actually know about the company, the better your chances of getting hired.
Imagine 2 equally competent candidates:
- One who doesn’t particularly care much about your company, and is only applying because they know you pay good salaries
- Another who’s been following your company blog for ages, loves your product, and has several friends already working in the company
Which one would you pick? Exactly, the second one!
So, with this job interview question, you want to convince the recruiter that you’re the candidate #2.
Now, how do you do that? Well, a rule of thumb here is to do some Googling before the interview and learn the following about the company:
- What does their product or service do?
- What impact does the product / service have?
- What’s the company culture like?
- What are the latest news about the company? How are they performing?
- …And pretty much whatever other type of info you can dig up.
I hadn’t heard about you until recently, actually. I found out about [Company X] through your job ad on RandomJobBoard.
After doing some brief research on you guys, I ended up falling in love with your software and your mission.
Now, I’ve worked with a ton of different project management software - Example Software 1, Example Software 2 - but none of them were as intuitive and as Example Software 3.