“Why Should We Hire You” Interview Question and Answers

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When it comes to job interviews, there are several questions that are not exactly related to the work, but are one of the major reasons why your job interview does not have the results that are in your best interests. One such question is the question “why should we hire you?” Basically, this question is one of the master strokes during an interview.

For one, the interview question “give us reasons to hire you” or “what can you bring to our company” is something that differentiates the best candidates from the other, good candidates.

For one, the interview question “give us reasons to hire you” or “what can you bring to our company” is something that differentiates the best candidates from the other, good candidates.

This question is more often a surprise question to most individuals who are not as experienced in the process of the job interview. Also, this question works as a divider between the people who are looking for a job just casually and the people who are really seeking a job.

If a person does their homework in the right manner, he or she would certainly come across this question as one of the most commonly asked question and also know how to handle it. In fact, handling this question is one of the symbols that a person has done their homework and is not just casual job seeker.

Answer To Why Should We Hire You  

While answering this question, remember that the answer should not come across to be egotistic or be completely unrealistic. You should focus on providing reasons to hire you over someone else in the best way you can.

The following are some points to consider:

1. One of the best ways to answer this question is to make a short list of all your advantages and create a paragraph that would point out the positive aspects that you have for the new job position.

2. One of the points that you can raise is the similarity of the job profile you are aiming in the company basis to the job profile you enjoyed in the previous job.

3. You can also take the interviewer’s attention towards your key skills and strengths, name – quick learning, excellent communication skills, etc.

4. In addition, your professional ambitions should be made clear – the motivation and dedication that you have for the profession and the opening position.

5. Make sure that your answers do not come out to be too much about yourself or even can be translated into bragging.

6. The body language when you answer the question is important too. For example, your body language should make it clear that you have thought about the answer and given a carefully worded answer, instead of coming up with a made up, dummy answer.

While answering, firstly, take one of the job requirements, then focus on one of your related strengths/skills AND give a concrete example (a success story) based on your past experiences to support your point. Break the job requirements into pieces and continue with that manner.
The last sentence, a phrase that can be used is:
The job is tailored to my (or- I will bring my) experience, knowledge base and abilities and I believe I can maximize my skills for the benefit of the company. 

Other good phrases can be found at –
1. why do you want this job
2. why did you choose this career
3. resume objective examples

 In summing up this question, I believe that wouldn’t exaggerate to say that your answer is one of the crucial “make or break” moments at a job interview:
1. Before this question, you’ve already talked about your experience, your education, your strengths and weaknesses and your skills. What else can you say?

2. Keep in mind that probably other candidates answered this question and this is your best chance to separate yourself from the others. 

3. “Why should I hire you?” – Here is your chance to perform – go and sell yourself!! This question is not an open invitation to repeat and describe your profile. Your answer should not focus just about you – It should reflect back to the job requirements and to the company.

4. The interviewer wishes to observe what you can bring to the company – what is your real value. They’re offering you a ladder to a professional career with a good salary and benefits. What are you offering them?


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