“Why do you think this job would be good for you?”
During a job interview, you might be asked to explain what makes you a good worker. Interviewers usually want to know why you think you should get the job. This question gives you a chance to show off your skills, knowledge, and personality. This article looks at how to answer the question “Why do you deserve this job?”
“Why should I hire you?” is a question employers ask.
An employer might ask you this to learn more about you as a candidate and who you are as a person. Since the question asks for your opinion, what you say in your answer can show the interviewer which of your qualifications you are most sure of. The way you answer this question can also show how sure you are of your skills, which is important for some jobs where you have to do work on your own.
Since there are many possible answers to this question, it could also be used to see how you deal with hard questions.
How to answer the question, “Why should I hire you?”
To answer this question, do the following:
1. Explain how you fit into the way the company does things.
Tell them how you can fit in with the way the company does things. Company culture is what an organization does and how it does it every day. This includes how it communicates, what its goals are, and how it runs its business. Before your interview, it can be helpful to learn about the company’s culture so that you can use that information in your answer. Then, you can figure out what parts of your personality are most like the company’s values and talk about them in your answer to show that you’d be a good fit.
2. Discuss what you can do.
Write down your skills that will help you get the job you want. Since this question asks why you should get the job, talking about your skills is a great way to give specific examples of why you are qualified for the position. When you answer this question, your skills can be very important because they can show an employer how ready you are to work in the field. You can talk about both “hard” skills that are directly related to the job and “soft” skills that are more general but can help you with your work.
Find out what skills the job needs and see if you have any of those skills to show that you are qualified for the job. Then, you can talk about any skills you already have that match those in the job description to show how your skills can help you get the job you want.
3. Talk about the jobs you’ve had.
Talk about some of the jobs you’ve held in the past. One of the most important things to think about at a job interview is your work history. This is because your past work can help you figure out what you might do at your new job. By talking about the duties and responsibilities of the job you’re applying for that you already know how to do, you can show the interviewer that you’re qualified for the job based on your professional experiences. This can show your new boss that you’re ready for the job and know what you need to know to do well in it.
4. Show that you are interested in the business.
Talk about why you want to work in that company’s industry. Employers usually look for people who are interested in the job they are applying for. You can show an employer that you know a lot about your field and are interested in the work you want to do by talking about how much you love it.
This can show an employer that you are a good candidate for the job because it shows that you care about the work you do and see it as a positive experience because you are interested in the industry. Talking about what you like about your field or how you first got interested in it can show how much you care about it.
How to respond
Here are some possible ways to answer this question:
Example 1: Someone in charge of customer service
“I should get this job because I think I would fit in well with how your company works, especially at your customer service desk. As a customer who has been to the desk, I know how nice and helpful you are to each other and to your customers. I try to do many of the same things in my work. I also worked in customer service for a year, so I know how to talk to and get along with people.
I can help any customer with enthusiasm and attention to detail, which I think are important for good customer service, because I am good at talking to and getting along with other people.”
Example 2: Sales team leader
“Since I’ve been a salesperson for the past five years, I’m sure I’ll do well as a team leader. Working on different sales teams has taught me how to work well with my team members, talk to customers, and give detailed information about product specs, all of which are important to your company. Since the first day I started working in sales, I’ve wanted to move up to a leadership position so I can help make the operations I love even better.”
Example 3: Electrical engineer
“I think I should get this job because I have worked as an electrical engineer before and learned skills on the job.
Before I got into the field, I worked as an apprentice at two different places. There, I learned engineering techniques and a lot about how to use electrical wiring. I also think that my strong organizational skills and attention to detail will fit well with your company’s culture, where everyone always seems busy and focused.
Electrical engineering has been my passion for a long time, and I hope to keep helping clients at your company.”