Why should we hire you?
Why Interviewer asks "Why should we hire you?"
- Every interview question is an attempt to gather information they are really asking, “What makes you the best fit for this position?”
- The hiring manager is gauging your response to determine if you are the perfect person for this job. When asked, “why should we hire you?”, tread lightly and have a few different answers prepared in advance.
- The response makes a match between the requirements that the employer lists in the job posting and the candidate’s qualifications and skill set, showing the hiring manager why the applicant is a good fit for the job.
- Don’t just respond with a generic answer like, “I’m smart, qualified and I want this job.” Of course, you do, or you wouldn’t be sitting in this interview.
Best Possible Answers for "Why should we hire you?"
This is a critical question in the process, thank you for asking. Based on what you’ve said today and from the research I’ve done, your company is looking for a skilled communicator and experienced marketer to grow your business and help your company stand out from the competition. At my previous company, I increased their activity by 24% by implementing targeted social media advertising. I will bring that innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to your company, and your success will be my top priority.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me to get interviewed at such a renowned company. Your organization will surely prove to be an excellent platform for me to establish my skills and knowledge in the corporate world. Even though I am a fresher, I assure you that I will give my best and work to my full potential so that I can contribute as much as I can towards the growth and welfare of this great brand.”
This hiring process has been tough, so I’m certain that the candidates remaining give me stiff competition! Nonetheless, I am aware of your company’s desire to overhaul your entire IT team. As you have seen from my resume and cover letter, not only do my background and experience overlap with what you are looking for, but my additional skills as an IT technician for XYZ could be well-suited to help you expand further. Would you like me to go into more detail of what I had in mind?
“My impression based on the job description is that you need someone who can do . In my last role, I did , so I’m confident I will be able to step into this role and begin contributing quickly for you. As a side note, I’m also personally very <interested/passionate> about , so I’d be very excited for the opportunity to step into this role.”
As you can see by my resume, the majority of my employment history has been as a construction manager, a role which has given me a good understanding of how regulated businesses, including banks, work. I noticed in your posting that you were specifically looking for someone to help manage and coordinate new accounts. As a construction manager, I was responsible for not only organizing employees and tracking projects, but was also responsible for managing corporate accounts, employee payroll and company credit cards. I developed a good understanding of the current regulatory environment for banks and how they meet the tracking and reporting requirements as they relate to the accounts I managed. I am confident that my past experience will translate well into the position you are offering and I am excited to begin this new chapter in my career.
“As a Sales Supervisor of a 5-member team, I have managed to create a network of distributors and retailers, a network I will bring to your organization if hired. Also, I bring along a vast experience in the Sales industry, which would benefit the department as a whole. Thus, my qualification and background as a reliable resource to my past company make me a suitable candidate for the position of a Sales Manager at your reputed firm.”