Aug 11, 2018 - 09:15 AM
Although the cover letter and resume are focal points of the application process, it’s your performance at the interview that can make the difference between a continued job hunt and a new position. Resources such as this one can help you navigate those tricky and often unexpected questions.
After running through mock interviews, many still wonder how to answer the infamous interview question: "Why should we hire you?" This one frequently places interviewees on the spot. After you've shared a bit about yourself, move seamlessly into how your personality, work ethic, knowledge, and eagerness to learn make you the perfect candidate for the job. By personalizing these aspects to fit the industry, you can raise your chances of winning over hiring managers.
Sep 04, 2018 - 07:44 PM
You answer the interview question “Why should we hire you?” by presenting yourself as the perfect candidate, one with the right level of skills, abilities, and expertise to tackle the job you’re going after.
While this question can be tricky to answer, it also represents a way for you to shine. First, make sure you have done your homework on the company and department that you will potentially be joining. The Internet is at your fingertips. I often tell my clients “research will ensure success.” The more you know about the company and its challenges, the better able you will be to share relevant information that will showcase your ability to solve their business issue/problem.
Because you will be so well informed, you can use your knowledge to explain how you will be the solution to some of their most pressing business issues. Study the job description and be ready to provide supporting examples that address the things that you know are part of the position. Focus on a few key areas and demonstrate your value. Storytelling is a great way to highlight your strengths. Where applicable, use things that you have done from other areas of your professional life. The interviewer will appreciate having real-world examples that support the needs of the position. Your answer should stand out from the things that others might say. Avoid trite responses, such as that you are an excellent team player and a great communicator. No doubt this is true. Your answer should be compelling, creative, and highlight the best YOU you have to offer!