Why Should We Hire You? Answer This Way

on June 15, 2020 in ABR Blog, Career and Job Search Tips


Why Should We Hire You?

That’s a common question that trips a lot of us up. It seems weird to talk so openly about how great you are. In your head, you know you’re qualified for this position. But now you have to vocalize those reasons to your potential new employer – otherwise, they’ll never know! So what do you say when asked, “Why should we hire you?” Here are some strategies for constructing a well-thought-out response.

Be confident

It all starts with y-o-u. Don’t be shy when talking about your strengths. Be proud and be clear as to why you’re the perfect fit for this company. Being well-spoken is one of those soft skills that employers always love to see.

Curious about what top soft skills employers are looking for this year?  TopResume spells out 6 Soft Skills Employers Are Looking for in 2020.

Reiterate your qualifications

Even if your past experiences are laid out plainly on a resume, be clear about what exact experiences and skills make you the perfect candidate for this position. Don’t expect that everyone who interviews you has studied and memorized your resume.

If you are new to the workforce and unsure how to talk about your qualifications, Answering No Experience Questions can help.

Tell them why you’re special

The interview is the chance to show why you’re the best candidate for this position. That means revealing what makes you different from every other candidate. Do you have a great attitude? A perfect attendance record? Don’t forget to mention those details.

You’ve Got This

Go ahead and practice a few responses to this question before your next interview, and you’ll do great! For more job search tips, check out our career and job search tips category.




written by Joan Pajari, Senior Marketing Specialist