A couple of weeks ago I attended a job fair at my university. I graduate in April and was looking for opportunities for after I graduate. A recruiter stopped me as I was walking by his booth. We talked for a minute. I gave him my resume. He asked me if I would interview with his company the next day. The interview would be my fourth that day but I was a little intrigued by the company so I said I would.
The next day I interviewed with a different recruiter than I had previously talked to. One of the first questions that he asked me was, "Why do you want to work for 'X'?". I was a little taken aback because I didn't know if I wanted to work there. That was one of my main reasons for being in the interview was to feel out the company to see if I did want to work there. I gave some generic answer, "Good company, blah blah blah". I could tell he wasn't impressed.
The truth was that I already had another offer and my other interviews that day had gone well (They have all since offered or I ended the interview process). I was just there to scope out his company. Should I have been honest and told him that? He seemed like he wanted a deep sincere answer but I didn't have one to give him.