We take a lot of time perfecting our resumes and CV so that they get the attention of the interviewers. We ask our friends and seniors to go through them and suggest edits to make them better. Because for us, our CV must stand out from the rest of the resumes. But more often than not, we do not spend enough time molding ourselves to become the best of ourselves during interviews.
Being prepared gives you confidence and better results. There are always some questions that are usually asked during interviews and we can prepare ourselves on how to answer them in the best way. One such question can be “What makes you a good fit for this job?” or “Why should we hire you?” Let us take a look into how to answer questions like these. You will also get some tips and ‘Don’t dos’ to follow in such cases. Also, Read: Interview Body Language Tips
Attending job interviews can be daunting. You are asked to face people you are unfamiliar with and answer tough questions about your qualification and experience. The answers to why should we hire you to decide the fate of your career.
The best thing you can do to make your interview unique and memorable is to give specific examples of your work. Giving concrete examples helps you showcase your value in front of your interviewers. Coming to our question: Why should we hire you? Interviewers ask this question to determine if you qualify for the job and in the company. It gives you a chance to showcase who you are beyond your resume.
To prepare for this question, you need to first understand the job description in detail. You can make a list of personality traits, skills, and qualifications that the job requires. Match your qualifications to the job requirements and highlight a few skills that make you uniquely qualified to perform duties that the job demands. You need to think “Why would I be a good fit for the job?” You can use the time to sell yourself without seeming boastful. Also, Read: Do’s and Don'ts of Interview
Give examples of how you can add value. When you talk about your strengths or qualifications, think of a specific role or time when you used the trait to achieve something or contribute to the company.
Make sure that your answers are short and to the point. Do not drag on your answers. Select one or two of your best traits from the list that you have created and focus on them. Make sure you choose the traits that add value to the roles and responsibilities of the job.
Tell a story: Briefly describe how you used your qualifications and traits in your previous workplace. Start with what your employer was looking for, and then very briefly describe how you were able to fulfill the need.
Listed below are a few things you should be mindful of when you give your “why should we hire you?” answers should be mindful of the following
Don’t give generic answers that everyone gives like “I am smart and qualified”. You got into the interview process because you are eligible. You need to give unique answers that separate you from the talent pool. Otherwise, there is a risk that your answer is just like everyone else's.
Don't give memorized answers: While it is important to practice your answers for good delivery, you cannot just go ahead and memorize them. It is better to have a general idea of what you want to say and tailor it according to how your interview is going.
Don’t make it about you. Focus on what you can offer the company rather than how it will benefit you. Talk about your strengths and qualifications for the job and not about what they can do for you.
It is quite easy to prepare yourself with powerful answers to common questions like these. There are so many sample answers for “why should we hire you?” online. All you have to do is go through them and understand them. You can customize them according to your skills and what the qualification demands. We hope that this blog gave you a small idea of how to answer if an interviewee asks you why they should hire you.