Sample excellent response: You’re large and respected worldwide. You’re both a clinical and teaching hospital. Over the last 60 to 70 years you’ve produced award-winning research. In reviewing your Web site, I’ve familiarized myself with many of your corporate goals and objectives.
42. Why did you decide to seek a position in this company?
Sample excellent response: I am convinced that there would be no better place to work than Accenture. You are the top consulting firm in the United States. You provide your employees with the tools they need to stay competitive and sharpen their skills while working in an open, team-based environment. I am also aware that you provide a mentor for all new employees, and I would embrace any opportunity to work with a mentor and eventually become one myself.
43. Do you have a geographic preference?
Sample excellent response: Although I would prefer to stay in the Mid-Atlantic area, I would not rule out other possibilities.
44. Why do you think you might like to live in the community in which our company is located?
Sample excellent response: Just a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend several days in your community, and I fell in love with it. I love the fact that you have a thriving riverfront. I’m impressed with the many cultural opportunities here — opera, theater, art, and independent films. I’ve also already become a fan of the Saints and the other sports teams based here. I have conducted significant Internet research on this city, so I am quite comfortable with your location.
45. Would it be a problem for you to relocate?
Sample excellent response: I’m open to opportunities within the company; if those opportunities involve relocation, I would certainly consider it.
46. To what extent would you be willing to travel for the job?
Sample excellent response: I am more than willing to travel. I understand the importance of going above and beyond the call of duty to satisfy customer requests is sometimes required and that Merrill Lynch’s customer focus belief means that travel is expected in some circumstances. I am willing to make this commitment to do whatever it takes to develop that long-term relationship with a small business or client. It is only through this relationship that loyalty can be maintained and financial gains and growth can occur for both the client and Merrill Lynch. It is my understanding from other financial consultants that I have interviewed at Merrill Lynch that this occurs maybe one or two times a month.