April 19th, 2012
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Your Answer: “Great question! I thought you would never ask…”
Now, practice saying this with a BIG grin on your face because you are about to deliver an AWESOME answer to this interview question.
This is the perfect opportunity to wrap up the job interview and close the deal. In essence, this is your final sales pitch and when you are done, there should be no doubt in their minds that you and only you are the best person for the job.
Now I know how relieved you are that the interview is finally over when you hear this question. But not so fast pretty lady. It’s time to step up your game in a major way. This right here is the golden opportunity you are waiting for.
Most job seekers still have no clue how to answer this “why should we hire you”? question even though it’s one of the most common questions asked in any job interview.
But not you. If you get nothing else out of reading this website, I want you to get this one absolutely right in your next job interview.
Because this will seal the deal for you.
Job interview questions are my area of specialty and yes, you guessed it. Time for the 3ME formula….with a little twist!
Pay attention to this cause it’s the key to this question.
As a former HR Manager, I personally liked hearing statements like “when you hire me, I will make it my top priority to… (insert top issue for them)…just like I did at my last job” and finish off by addressing their #1 concern.
You know how presidential candidates always say “When I am President, I will…” in their debates and speeches?
Yeah, it works for them and it will work for you. Close off with your BIG promise of what they will get when (not if) they hire you for the job!
Here’s an example…
When you hire me, you will get…
#1 – a dedicated Customer Service Manager with over 8 years of experience increasing customer satisfaction…
#2 – a professional who is detail oriented, analytical and whose work ethic is second to none…
#3 – a top-performing employer with the ability to motivate staff and deliver results…
You are going to give them 3 AWESOME reasons why they should hire you and why you are the best person for the job. You see, this answer is your last opportunity in the job interview to make your case.
Your answer should be a 2-3 minute summary of your top reasons, stating your skills, knowledge and abilities as the solution to their problems.
The reasons you provide at the end of the interview will be the very last thing they hear from you. It’s critical that what you mention directly address all their needs. Make sure you focus on your top 3 strengths that they absolutely need for the role and will help them achieve their goals.
This is the time to summarize exactly what you bring to the table and most importantly, what you can do for them once they hire you for the job.
Make sure you finish off with at least one example of what you have accomplished in past positions that you can also accomplish in the job you are interviewing for when they hire you. This will leave them with a feeling of “we have to hire her so we can get that same result in this position”.
See how that’s different from just saying “I have the skills you need”? Prepare an answer that makes them smile and deliver it with confidence, clarity and finesse! Like the rock star you really are!
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Try it out, I promise you will not be disappointed.
Of course, if you have any questions, please leave them below and I’ll answer them personally.