Common interview question: Why should we hire you for this job?
When someone asks “Why should we hire you?” it’s sort of like saying “Prove yourself,” and the answer should be powerful, confident, and strong. It’s like someone telling you, “Okay, now close the sale.”
Let’s dive into how to answer this common interview question in the most impactful way possible:
Recently, USA Today ran an article about the laughably depressing things job seekers are saying (and doing) during job interviews.
That, and a recent survey of HR managers that found that 50% believe today’s young job seekers are not presenting themselves well in their interviews, made me think that with a little bit of hard work and dedication we can get that number up to 70% or 80%…
For your next job interview, don’t prepare to give answers about your skills and experience. Instead, prepare to tell your career stories.
Well-crafted career stories can be a powerful tool to show a prospective employer what kind of worker you are. And, when you craft your stories ahead of time, you’re less likely to stray off topic, talk too much or give information that you’d rather not.
Here are 5 career stories you should be able to tell at your next interview (this list is by no means exhaustive!):
It may seem obvious. You were invited to an interview with the recruiter. At this point, it’s all about the dialogue, and you’re a fantastic interviewer, so what else do you need but yourself and your confidence – right?
Wrong. Sometimes less is not more. And, interviews offer an opportunity to strategically slide in a value-add here and there, depending upon the course the conversation takes.
Following are five ideas of value-add items to bring to the interview to help enhance your personal marketing message, compelling your interview forward:
When your job search efforts don’t translate into job interviews and offers, it’s time to figure out what isn’t working and change your strategy.
Check out these five common job search mistakes. Remove them from your repertoire, and you’ll increase your odds of landing a job offer.
Do you view a job interview to be as painful as going to the dentist? Or perhaps you prefer the dentist. Really, both should be painless!
A job interview is just an exchange of information! Of course, there’s a lot riding on how well you do, but when you think of it that way, you may be creating more stress. Take the anxiety out of the unknown by getting as much information up front as possible! Here’s are some tips on how: