KFC Interview Questions: “Why would you like to work for KFC?”

So you’re applying for KFC and going through the questionnaire section. One of the most common questions which stump KFC applicants is the question “Why would you like to work for KFC?”

In this short guide we will help you to be answer this question, leave a good impression with the interviewer and increase your chances of securing a role at KFC.

Why does KFC ask “Why would you like to work for KFC?” in their questionnaire?

Whenever you answer a questionnaire within an employment application its important to understand why the employer is asking the question. In this case, KFC asks this question as they’re trying to gauge your interest in the specific role which helps them better understand your likelihood in being a productive long term employee. Businesses try to attract employees who are engaged and enthusiastic about working for their brand because staff retention and avoiding the disruption and costs of having to continually train new staff.

Now that you know this you should then focus on answering the question by covering:

  • What specifically about KFC is attractive as an employer
  • What are some of the benefits of working at KFC
  • Why you would be a good fit working for KFC as an employee
  • How you would like to be a long term team member within KFC
  • Don’t focus on generic answers like ‘being paid’ but instead focus on KFC specific benefits (do you like a staff discount for example?)

Remember, it’s also important to be honest – there’s no point lying saying you want to work for KFC for the rest of your career if you’re half way through an engineering degree.

Example Responses to “Why would you like to work for KFC?”

“I would like to work at KFC because it is a large well-structured organisation in which I can learn to work under fast paced conditions, work in multiple sections and get more experience in customer service.“

“I would like to work for KFC because it has long opening hours allowing the flexibility for me to study whilst being employed while I study. As I’m available to work during the evenings and weekends KFCs work roster is very appealing for my situation”

“As I’m being employed for the first time, others that I know who have worked at KFC have said that KFC is a greater employer for students and first time workers. I would like to work for KFC because they teach all the essential skills that are important to learn as a worker in fast food and hospitality, as well as general skills which will help me develop my career.”

“I would like to work for KFC because I’m a long term fan of the brand, live local to the store that I’m applying and have previous experience within the fast food industry. I believe I would be able to thrive working at KFC and would like to progress through the career opportunities within the company.”

Have you been employed by KFC before and answered this question? Let us know your response so we can help others make a more effective job application to KFC.

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