You'll never get a Job if you don't have a Good Answer to this frequently asked job interview question!
Select the right answer to determine if you are prepared for a successful job interview.
Why Do You Want This Job?
Select the right answer:
I would like to gain knowledge and experience in this line of work
This job offers long-term career development
This job is a real opportunity for me to grow and develop
I can make an impact and bring benefit to the company
This job will help me assume another level in my career
Bankers don't want to know what you did (we can guess that from the title of your job), but they want to know what you learnt and achieved through your experience. Therefore, be results-oriented and use numbers. For example, do not write the all too common M&A internship description: "Performed valuation using DCF, comparables analysis, calculated WACC, and did benchmarking for associates in the group." Do write: "Led the valuation of a $700 million technology company under associate supervision, which involved building a complex operating model from scratch, full WACC analysis, and benchmarking of 25 companies in four countries." What is the difference? The good version gives more concrete details and clearly demonstrated the complexity of what you were doing. More interesting details will catch the banker's attention and also prove that you understand what you were doing. Note that this also works for any other kind of experience. Another example: Do not write: "Researched the consumer goods industry and helped partner writing industry reports." Do write: "Supported partner's analysis of the consumer good industry by identifying and benchmarking key performance indicators of 50+ retail companies across the UK."