“Why should we hire you?”
This question gives potential employees the opportunity to really highlight their strengths and bring home why they would be an ideal candidate for the role. However, in order to ensure that a potential employer really knows what you bring to the table and why they should hire you over other candidates, you have to be well-prepared! Here are a few ways to prep yourself for this question:
Know the organization and the role
In order to explain how you’ll be a good fit for the role and the company culture. you have to know what they’re like. Review the position requirements and consider what skills and training you would need to be able to meet those requirements. Furthermore, try to find out what you can about the company culture, what makes it distinct from other companies in the same industry, and why you would be a good fit for that particular culture.
Know your strengths and how they apply to the role
Be able to talk about your professional experience, knowledge of the field, your particular skill set, your proudest professional accomplishments and your educational and training experiences. Think how those skills can be particularly fit to the company and the role.
What makes you unique?
While your skills may make you a perfect fit for the job, there may well be other candidates who are able to meet the requirements of the job with their own skills and experience. Therefore, it helps if there’s something that really sets you apart – a certification in a special skill, an excellent GPA or your industry connections could all be details that make a difference between your candidacy and others’.
Practice in order to present briefly, effectively and confidently
It’s not enough that you have the skills and experience and unique talents that perfectly fit job. After you’ve researched the position and brainstormed about how you fit, the best way to make sure you’re ready to sell yourself quickly and with aplomb is to practice, practice, practice. Recruit friends, or even a mirror, to practice in front of until your pitch is short, sweet and to the point. This will help you feel better prepared and let you share yourself in a way that hooks your potential employer.
By doing your research, tailoring your pitch and practicing it until it is fluid,
your future employers will know exactly why they should hire you!
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