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Why Should We Hire You? - How To Answer This Question

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:12
Terrique Alie

Majority of the time, you will be asked this question during your interview it is important to be fully prepared. This is your opportunity to impress and therefore it is vital that you take advantage of the question.

Often this question is asked towards the end of the interview and like it or not is only asked in the interviewer is still not 100% certain whether you are the person for the job or not. Because why else would they ask you if they were already sure?!

To learn the best way to answer this question you need to practice and understand the requirements of the role. Think about what skills  are mentioned in the job description, what experience and skills are they looking for?

Essentially when you're being asked "why should we hire you?" in an interview, the interviewer wants to give you the opportunity to sell yourself, your skillsset and experience. Go ahead and give them what they want to hear. It is important to remember that you shouldn't go into the interview thinking you'll just tell them about your background and think that will make you the best candidate. If fact, they probably won't be too impressed. 

Talk about your strengths, your unique selling points and differences and the value you can add to the company. 

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