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  • #16
    wow.. that's definitely an odd question.

    But I will make sure to think up plenty of questions
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    • #17
      Learn about the company indepth before showing up. Visit their website, have a conversation about it planned in your mind.

      Jobs I have been for have asked me that question. The first time they did it I hadn't read up on it, and I felt lost.

      Now whenever I interview people for jobs I always ask them that question. It seperates the job drifters from those who want to work at the company.
      Hungry ?

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      • #18
        Just wondering, if it was cinemark i could lead you thought the interview

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Steve Machol
          With all due respect, that's not a stupid question at all. If you can't think of a good reason they should hire you, then you can't expect them to come up with one.

          The strangest question I was ever asked was when I was interviewing for a fairly high level job - Plant Manager of a new polycarbonmate lens production facility. The VP asked me, in a serious tone:

          "Why are all manhole covers all over the world always round?"

          By the way, that question is actually a very clever one and a good test of a person's reasoning abilities.
          I dont believe it is a good question to ask a teenager going for their first job. To me, everyone already knows this question gets asked, and will have an answer prepared (that generally will be what the interviewer wants to hear) regardless of what really want.

          I would personally ask more questions about past achievements and goals for the future, over "why should we hire you?"

          It took me quite a while to work out the reason for the circle man-hole covers when i was first asked, but it makes sense when its asked. Though, knowing the answer spoils the reason it was being asked

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          • #20
            Originally posted by merk
            I dont believe it is a good question to ask a teenager going for their first job. To me, everyone already knows this question gets asked, and will have an answer prepared (that generally will be what the interviewer wants to hear) regardless of what really want.

            I would personally ask more questions about past achievements and goals for the future, over "why should we hire you?"

            It took me quite a while to work out the reason for the circle man-hole covers when i was first asked, but it makes sense when its asked. Though, knowing the answer spoils the reason it was being asked
            But you see...

            They do not care if its your first job, or your 87th job. They care about only getting the best people, for the lowest price. And how many accomplishments is someone going for their first job gonna have? I mean I am sure that first place in Hog Raising at the county fair is impressive and all....but does not have much carry over effect to a movie theatre.

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            • #21
              Wow... I got the job!

              It was infinitely easier than what I was prepared for. Literally, the only question that even made me think was "why did you chose showcase cinemas"... and of course I was prepared for that.

              Other than that, they were simply straight forward questions like 'do you have transportation', 'can you work nights, weekends, and holidays'... just your basic stuff... We even had a conversation about the kind of car I drive, and the origin of my name. It boiled down to 'so do you want the job?'...

              And thanks to all of you who helped! I appreciate it!
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              • #22
                Congrats!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Zecherieh
                  But you see...

                  They do not care if its your first job, or your 87th job. They care about only getting the best people, for the lowest price. And how many accomplishments is someone going for their first job gonna have? I mean I am sure that first place in Hog Raising at the county fair is impressive and all....but does not have much carry over effect to a movie theatre.
                  And asking a question about why the person wants a job is totally irrelevant to determining if they are going to be a decent worker / employee.

                  Heck, asking people about opinions on things currently in the news, or about abstract things will give you a much clearer opinion of the person.

                  Any accomplishments help - i was awarded the Queen Scout award which no doubt helped me get to the interview of 2 jobs i applied for. Just because you dont believe winning a Hog Raising contest isnt cool, doesnt mean an employer wont!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by jamslam
                    Wow... I got the job!

                    It was infinitely easier than what I was prepared for. Literally, the only question that even made me think was "why did you chose showcase cinemas"... and of course I was prepared for that.

                    Other than that, they were simply straight forward questions like 'do you have transportation', 'can you work nights, weekends, and holidays'... just your basic stuff... We even had a conversation about the kind of car I drive, and the origin of my name. It boiled down to 'so do you want the job?'...

                    And thanks to all of you who helped! I appreciate it!
                    Well done!

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