The entire interview narrows down to this single question: Why should we give you this job? And it is probably the hardest part of a job interview. Many applicants who don’t prepare for this type of question don’t make it past the interview stage. It may be the reason you didn’t get hired after a wonderful interview.
But when you have a proper answer prepared, you can actually have an advantage over other applicants. Remember, it is your chance to bring attention to some of the outstanding qualities that make you a great candidate for the job.
This article will help you learn:
· Why interviewers like to ask why should we employ you
· The best way to answer this question
· How not to answer when you are asked why they should hire you
“Why Should We Hire You?” — What the Interviewer Is Really Asking?
This question may be asked in different ways but what the interviewer is actually asking is why are you a good fit for this position. They have gone through your resume, cover letter and tested your suitability from the time you started the interview up to this point. What they really want to know, therefore, is if you understand what they are looking for and whether you can offer it.
Already, they think you might be qualified enough for the job; otherwise, they would not invite you for an in-person interview. But there may be one or more applicant just as or more qualified for the job. Thus, answering this question is your one chance to sell your unique skills, qualifications, achievements or abilities.
How to Answer Why Should We Hire You Properly During an Interview
There is no one way to answer this question during an interview. That’s because different employers are looking for different things. You need to learn what the recruiter is searching for to sell yourself appropriately. Here are some tips for answering this question correctly:
Emphasize the Skills and Experience You Have to Do the Job
When asked “why should we give you this job?” or “tell us about yourself” bring light to the skills, talent, strengths, achievements and work experience that are relevant to the specific position you are interviewing for. Relate how these qualities will help you get the job done.
Show How You Will Be an Excellent Addition to Their Team
Educate yourself on the company culture and the characteristic of the department you will be working in. Armed with this information, demonstrate how your professional and personal attributes make you a perfect fit.