The question “What are the best answers for ‘Why should I hire you?’” was posted on Quora, because it’s a tough one that people often need help answering.
If you’re preparing for an upcoming job interview, expect to be asked this question. Employers like it, because it helps them learn more about you, while also seeing how you respond to a question that’s largely considered challenging.
The best reply is multifaceted, covering several bases. Use this guide to craft a response sure to impress any hiring manager.
How to answer “Why should I hire you?”
Highlight Relevant Skills and Experience
Carefully review the job description to see how your skills and experience line up with both the must-haves and nice-to-haves for the position. This will allow you to focus on the most coveted abilities, so you can really underline your fit. Taking this step is important, because you don’t want to waste time emphasizing skills and experience that aren’t particularly applicable to the job.
Emphasize Your Fit for the Team
Often even more important to hiring managers than skills and experience, your ability to adapt to the company culture is a must. Learn as much as possible about the culture by reviewing the company website, blog and social media presence. Use this information to explain why your personality is a perfect match for the team.
Showcase Your Value
Hiring managers aren’t interested in what the job can do for your career. Instead, they want to know what you can do for the company. Sharing relevant accomplishments will help them understand the impact you can have on the team.
It’s also a good idea to research the organization to find out about issues it’s currently experiencing. Explain how your skills and experience would allow you to help solve these problems. For example, if the company is having trouble attracting new customers, share how you helped your current employer increase its client base by 10% last year.
Demonstrate Enthusiasm for the Job
No one wants to hire a new employee who isn’t excited about the position. Let the interviewer know you’re thrilled at the thought of joining the team. Support this sentiment by displaying positive body language — i.e., smiling, maintaining eye contact and nodding your head while the other person is speaking.
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