Why Should we Hire You?
Typical closing question in an interview session, "Why should we hire you". So, when answering this question what should one keep in mind, what are the areas which should be focused on, rather than just fire an answer like "well, I am innovative, quick learner, team player etc".
What are your answer/s to this closing question, would love to hear lot of options and strategies in order to articulate this question.
I have embarrassing photographs of you and will post them on social media if you don't employ me!
Always start your answer with 'you' rather than 'I'. 'YOU' will be getting an enthusiastic worker that will help YOU and your team reach the targets You have set. This has much more impact that saying I this and I that.
Hiring managers want to know two things:
- have you chosen their company because you researched it (maybe you have even researched the manager) and not that its just a generic job
- that you can solve their specific pain points...so really understand why the job is open and what they need done and emphasize that in your answer
When counseling others on how to respond to a question like this, I always ask them to consider what others would say are their best traits and leverage those. It's difficult for some people to toot their own horn, but when the perspective is adjusted slightly, they are better able to describe themselves as others have or do.
The interview should give you a chance to explain why you are the right hire, when this question arises be ready to inspire the interviewee with a sharp response. I am a true believer that passion and dedication will win every time. When answering the question "Why should we hire you?" First pause, take a breath and answer with "Because I never give up."
The ability of candidates to articulate a value proposition that meets the needs of the company, while at the same time, shows that candidates would fit within the organization's culture. If candidates have done their homework, they should know the mission/vision/values of the organization, and should glean insights from their questions to interviewers as to the key challenges that the company faces. Candidates should then draft their value proposition and communicate it concisely. Interviewers can quickly pick-up on the authenticity, relevancy and efficacy of the response.