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Why should we hire you? Answer this tough interview question.

October 11, 2017

 

“The answer to every question lies inside you. Search.”

 

This question is as inevitable as the effect of your own karma, you have to face it. And even after knowing about you more than you know about yourself (by stalking your social media profiles), your employer asks you this interview question to give you an opportunity. An opportunity to show him that you are the most suitable person for that job.

 

But how on earth can you show him just through your words, when actions speak louder? How can you say something that no other candidate has ever said before? How can you convince him that you are the sweetest person for this job? Well, here is how you can cake walk through this tough interview question:

 

1)     Research:

Every interviewer will ask the same, “Why should I hire you?” question, but its answer will differ from company to company. Like every person has their own personality, values, likes and dislikes, every company comes with its own beliefs, work culture, and dos and don’ts.

Hence before proposing yourself to the company, you need to know more about them, their culture, and the type of people they usually hire and accordingly, present yourself in the interview.

 

2)     Engage:

“Well, I am a very hard-working, confident, reliable person, who would (read blah blah blah).” No, for the sake of beauty of communication, don’t say this, ever, in your interview. Just like you want a job that helps you grow as a person, similarly, your employer wants you to add value to their organisation. So, tell them what they want to know because mindless boasting doesn’t help. Before asking you this cliché interview question, they would have mentioned key pointers which clearly indicate what they are looking for. Start with those pointers. “Ma’am, as you said that this job requires someone to meet deadlines on a short notice, I have been appreciated by my previous organisation for completing all projects within or before the target”. By saying this, you will very subtly show how much attention you pay and how you manage time brilliantly.

 

3)    Show:

When your interviewer asks, “Why should I hire you?” let your experience speak for itself. As stated above, connect the job description requirements with your previous experience, and show your employer how apt you are for the job. This will help your employer understand what you are saying has truth in it, and not just a mere show of false traits.

 

No interview question is a tough interview question. It just needs to be answered honestly with a touch of smartness. For more tips on job interviews, check: https://www.resumevogue.com/single-post/how-to-ace-a-job-interview

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