Interview Question: “Why Should We Hire You?”

Why should we hire you response overview

  • You have a passion for the work and proven abilities.
  • You have differentiated experience in this field.
  • You have exceptional drive and determination to succeed.
  • You have unique skills that separate you from other candidates.
  • You are able to elevate their teams current capabilities.
  • You have a deep belief in the company mission.
  • You feel a sense of connection to the company and team culture.
  1. Study the job posting
  2. Research the company
  3. Tie your background to the job posting
  4. Quantify your accomplishments
  5. Go above and beyond

How to answer, “Why should we hire you?”

  1. Study the job posting: To understand the specific skills, qualities and experience employers are looking for in an ideal candidate, review the job posting. Pay special attention to the job description and key sections like “Requirements,” “Experience” and “Education.” Find commonalities between what the employer is looking for and the skills, experiences and qualities you have to offer.
  2. Research the company: Spending time studying the company’s mission, goals and recent announcements can help you to answer this question. You should use this information to explain how you are connected to their values and how you might help them accomplish key business goals.
  3. Tie your background to the job posting: Explain how your experience, skills and attributes make you the best fit for the job as it pertains to the company and position for which you’re applying. You should address each of the requirements listed in the job posting, as well as any additional qualities that make you a great fit.
  4. Quantify your accomplishments: When possible, support your accomplishments with numerical results. For example, if you’re applying for a job as an accountant at a company that is looking for someone to streamline processes, you might explain that at your previous company, you implemented a new process for expense accounts that reduced time-to-reimbursement by 25%.
  5. Go above and beyond: Think of any relevant qualities or experiences that set you apart from other candidates. For example, if you held a previous professional or volunteer position that gives you a unique perspective beneficial to the job you’re applying for, that might be something that distinguishes you.

Example “Why should we hire you?” answers

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