Category: Job Preparation | Date: June 4, 2017, 4:09 p.m. | Total Views: 4928
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Commonly asked question, 'why should we hire you?' could make you fumble during an interview. If you've been in an interview or you are preparing for your first one, you may have come across this question. This question is generally asked directly or indirectly. Your answer to this question could help you crack or lose the deal. So, preparation before an interview is important considering the foresaid point.
You don't want the interviewer to think you are neither over confident or timid for the job. A bit of preparation will help you answer this simple yet nerve wrecking question. So, let's take a look at the points to be considered while answering this question:
Understanding requirements of the job
It's important to understand the importance of the question. Because it all comes down to how can you benefit the company?
Scan the description and list requirement of the job and your own skills and strengths. Analyze both of them to determine the matching skills of what they're seeking for and what you have got in yourself. Do not forget to mention your other personal skills which may be useful for the job position.
Assemble your argument
This is your chance to pitch your sale and impress the HR manager to make them believe why you're a good fit for the position among all the other interviewees. Note down your points to exhibit your knowledge and to present a strong argument.
Keep it precise
Your answer to this question should be short and clear. It should not exceed 1-2 minutes so make sure to point out your strongest attributes as you won’t be able to tell everything that you have mentioned in your resume.
Don'ts while answering this question Like said earlier, it all comes down to what you can do benefit the company. So the interviewer does not want to hear your personal reasons for applying for the job. Following are few examples:
Practice Once you are done preparing, let's practice. Do not learn the answers by heart. Make sure to grab the points and practice till you can answer this question confidence and ease and so that you don't stammer when you are asked this question. You could also do a mock interview with a friend.
Here are few examples
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