Interview Tips – The Dreaded Inevitable Question: “Why Should We Hire You?”

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Interview Tips – The Dreaded Inevitable Question: “Why Should We Hire You?”

I know, I know. You just hate being asked this inevitable interview question and there are many instances where you can’t even be honest about the real reason. You certainly don’t want to say, “Oh, because I’m a single mother and could really do with some extra cash” or “Uh, because I just graduated and I don’t have a job”. Those answers, although true, won’t earn you a second interview call.

Bear in mind that this is the ultimate question that wins an applicant the position he’s always waiting for. In fact, it’s the reason why you are there in the first place. Remember that the interviewers want to know why they should hire you and leave others. Therefore, you need to be able to give a convincing answer to get past this vital question.

There are several ways they could ask this question:

Why do you believe you are the best candidate for this job?

What can you bring into this company from your skills/talents?

Why do you feel you are the right fit for this position?

…And so on. They are all asking you the same question: why should we hire you.

Here’s how you can tackle this question ( Why do we hire you?) with clever answers:

 

Read the Job Description:

The job description is your key to answering the questions the way your interviewers are expecting from you. The job description usually lists a number of qualities the applicant must possess. Focus your answers around the job description and make it convincing. Who knows the employers might also be impressed with the fact that you have thoroughly done your research and looked for the qualities required by the job.

Give Valid Proof:

Simply stating your qualities won’t do any good. You need to be able to convince them with concrete answers based on evidence:

“I believe this job requires a [quality] person and I this is the [quality] that makes me fit for this job. This is something I have proved myself to be at[company name]”.

Achievement awards would be excellent form of valid proof.

Tell Them What You Can Do For them:

Although it might sound obvious, it is a mistake many applicants make. Don’t focus your answer or mold them around you. Don’t say “I want to”, “it has always been my dream to”,or “I really want to work for this company”. Keep in mind that employers aren’t there to cater to YOUR needs or desires for that matter, butthey are there to utilize your skills and cater to THEIR needs. In other words, they want to hear what YOU can do for them!Therefore, you need to tell them how the company will benefit from your skill-set. Show them how you can bring something new or unique to their company from your past experiences.

Over-Used Answers:

Maybe somebody told you that you need to use words like “team player”, “passionate”, or “hard-working” during your interviews. Although they really are the qualities interviewers are often looking for but sounding like everybody else won’t do you any favors. Simply stating clichéd words is not enough.

A “wow” answer that says the same thing in a more specific way is more convincing. Don’t “say” you are a team player. Show them how. For example, “In my previous work I had to direct a team of 20 employees by continuously motivating them. I was awarded [award] twice because I achieved [achievement] before the deadlines.

Wrapping It All Up

Remember that the job can be yours for the taking if only you can sail through this rough water (tough interview questions) with the aforementioned tactics and a bit of smartness. With Practice you can master the art of how to give interviews.

 

 

Author bio:  Author bio: Alastair Trot is an expert writer known in the education world for his expertise. The writer has been helping the students with his experience that is why he is currently serving Writing Kingdom to accomplish his objectives.

 

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