More than any other question these six words have the power to make or break your job interview. Why do you want this job? It seems simple enough: "I'm a financial services recruiter, you are a financial services recruiter - it's a match made in heaven, lets go share the commission checks". Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) not! If an interviewer asks nothing else about you but this question, here is some of what they could learn about you in the answer: Did you prepare?
And nor should it be ! What a boring world it would be if everyone was as presented on paper, if every resume produced an identikit 3D hologram, or if every job was only what was in the job description.... Interviews (and to a lesser extent resume's and phone screens) provide opportunity for full glorious wizard of oz technicolor. A good interviewer can find motivations, potential, dreams and passions over and above the competencies and job capabilities and oftentimes it is i