This is a very straightforward question that will either build on or detract from theÂ opinions your interviewer has already formed about you. As the candidate,your answerÂ to this question could very well determine if you get the job because who knows betterÂ than you the nuances of your character that serve to make you a good choice for theÂ job? This question gives you an opportunity to demonstrate why you are the bestÂ candidate for the position. Offer an honest assessment of your ability to contribute toÂ the company as a productive team member.
Possible Answer:Feelings are fickle
â€œYou should hire me because Iâ€™ll be great at this job. I feel like I can really help theÂ company and Iâ€™m excited at the prospect of working here.â€
When it comes to job performance,it matters very little how you feel. So donâ€™t offerÂ answers that are subjectively based. While confidence is a great asset and passionÂ for the work is a valuable impetus for getting things done,nobody really cares whatÂ your feelings say. The only things that truly matter are the measurable results youâ€™ve experienced in the past and how youâ€™ll maintain or improve on your previousÂ performance in the future. When you say things like,â€œI feel,â€ you offer me no hardÂ facts on which to base my decision. If I donâ€™t feel the way that you feel about yourÂ potential,youâ€™ve done nothing to persuade me otherwise. One of the key detractors toÂ maintaining your professionalism is being led by your emotions.
Possible Answer:Pointing the finger
â€œYou should hire me over the other candidates because youâ€™re not going to find anyoneÂ else with my experience and skill set. Frankly,theyâ€™re not as sharp as I am and not asÂ driven. Iâ€™m motivated and I can add value to your company.â€
Arrogance is never the impression you want to leave with an interviewer of hiringÂ manager. The question posed was about you and you should limit your response toÂ what you know for sure about you. If you forego an opportunity to highlight yourÂ achievements in favor of a chance to degrade your competitors,you will likely be seenÂ as arrogant,petty,and self-serving. No one wants a team member who is arrogant,Â petty and self-serving. Possessing those qualities is a surefire way to get you to the topÂ of a prospective employerâ€™s Do Not Call list.
Best Answer:I understand the mission
â€œYour company has a reputation for being innovative and building great products. TheÂ challenge you face is in getting the word out and making sales. I have been workingÂ in Business Development for 11 years. Over the course of my career Iâ€™ve had theÂ opportunity to really cultivate a skill set that helps me to plan and achieve objectivesÂ that result in increased sales. As a Consultant with Jersey,Inc.,I was responsible forÂ increasing traffic on the companyâ€™s website by 280% in fewer than 60 days. When IÂ handled Development for Lipide Corporation,I was appointed by my peers to head aÂ team that was able to create three separate streams of income that increased revenueÂ by 24% without adding a dime to the companyâ€™s overhead. Iâ€™ve worked with dozens ofÂ people from various different backgrounds and Iâ€™ve learned to make team-building aÂ habit. I recognize that Iâ€™m not the only person youâ€™ve called who is qualified to do thisÂ job,but my commitment is to this companyâ€™s vision and you should hire me because IÂ will leverage my experience and expertise to accomplish your immediate and long-termÂ goals.â€
This is your chance to line up your qualifications with the position description. You wantÂ to make sure that your answer speaks honestly about your skills and the abilities youÂ possess that make you the right choice for the job. Your answer should highlight your
achievements and strengthen the interviewerâ€™s confidence in your ability to perform theÂ required duties. You want your interviewer to walk away absolutely convinced that youÂ are the person for the job.
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