In interviews for new jobs, we've all experienced the question "Why should I hire you?" Most people have regarded this commonly asked question as the dreaded one to answer in interviews. However, it doesn't have to be. You just have to figure out what makes you a valuable hire to employers. Here are three ways you can do that.
Assess your positive qualities
The first way to figure that out is by sitting down and assessing what you could bring to the table. What are your strengths as an employee? What important skills you have that will make this employer want to hire you? Match your background and skills to the job's requirements. Writing your strengths and accomplishments down on a piece of paper is a great way to assess how you qualify for that job.
Research about the company's needs
When preparing for an interview, you have to get to know the company you are interviewing with. The best way to do that is to research them on their website. Find out why they are hiring in the position you've applied for. The purpose of this research is for you to figure out what value you could bring to this company. As you're researching, find out what are the company's future goals and how your talents could help them get there. Figure out what you could do to help them.
Reflect carefully on the job posting
Another important thing to do is to analyze the keywords in a job description. Look carefully at the job posting and select the required skills that it's looking for in a candidate. These core skills in the description are part of what a person must have to be successful in the job. Try targeting three or four of those skills and explain to an employer how you've demonstrated them in the past. Consider weaving in these words while you're on that job interview.
Finding the right answer for the question, "Why Should I Hire You?", may seem a bit daunting at first. But if you follow these helpful tips, you will easily sell yourself as a potential, valuable hire.
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