This week we will be taking on the dreaded "Why should we hire you?" job interview question.
If this question comes up in your interview, chances are it is one of the last questions you get asked. So, this may be your last chance to prove to the employer that you are their best option for the position.
Stay away from the desperate sounding answers. You want them to think that you want THIS job and not just ANY job:
Because I need a job so badly and I don't know what I will do if I don't get this.
You also want to stay away from cliched answers that don't give the employer a good idea of why you want to work for them:
Because I'm a hard worker and I want to work here.
Because I'd do a really good job.
Your best bet is to be specific. Tailor your qualifications with the job description:
I've worked in retail for about three years now and I know what level of service customers are expecting when they walk through the door. My experience makes me a great fit for this position and my personality fits in really well with everything you've told me about the company during this interview. I believe I can be very successful in this position and that we would work really well together.
Your answer to this question will stick out in employers’ minds, so you want to really show them that you are the best candidate for the position. You also want to stress just how much this company will fit in with your personality and strengths.
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