One of the most common job-interview questions is “why should we hire you?” According to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert, perfect answer to the “why should we hire you?” question is the surest way to score the deal in job interview.
“This is an opportunity to say, ‘You need X, and I am the best person for the job because of Y.’ You want to convey that not only are you a safe choice with minimal risk — but also a great choice,” says Taylor. Make sure you have the right body language during the interview as first impressions count. Rehearse in front of the mirror or with a friend or relative to build up confidence.
You should do your research homework on the potential employer and prepare to communicate clearly your answer. Taylor suggests, “one useful technique is to have three major points in mind on why you’re an excellent choice. This is a default framework you can come back to in the interview to sell yourself. It will become more refined as the interview proceeds.” Rehearse
Here are five tips for answering the crucial “why should we hire you?” interview question:
- Listen for real-time cues
- Focus on key points
- Prove you’d be a great investment
- Be enthusiastic
- Be as specific, but brief, as possible