How To Answer The Most Important Interview Question Of All: Why Should We Hire You?
All job interview questions ultimately boil down to this one: “Why should we hire you?” For some, this is a tough question to answer. You don’t want to come across as bragging or conceited, yet you need to explain why they should hire you over the other presumably qualified candidates. You can answer this in a positive way that sets you apart and tells them why they need you. Related: How To Answer 5 Tricky Job Interview Questions Below are two winning ways to answer this question, one for if you have experience and another for if you don’t have experience (or enough experience).
If You Have The Experience To Do The JobThe ideal answer tells them that you have what they want, PLUS something extra. You’ll need to know what the job requirements are for this role and how your skill set matches up, but it’s the something extra that really sets you apart from your competition. You need to point out what that is and how it can help you not just meet, but exceed their expectations for the role.
Things To mention
- 1-2 specific accomplishments that highlight you as someone who would be great in this role
- Your cultural fit with the company (and how your references will back that up)