How to answer the interview question: “Why should we hire you?” By Matthew Coppola

This really is your chance to demonstrate to the interviewer why you are a great candidate for the role and the value that you can bring their company.

Think carefully about what it is that they are looking for. You will be able to find this under the key selection criteria or requirements of the position on the job advertisement. The value that you can bring in the role you are being interviewed for should relate back to the requirements. Pick 3. It will be easier to remember. For example, if they are looking for someone who is excellent at engaging clients and building solid working relationships, then it would be a good idea to say that you are very good at nurturing existing relationships as has been seen in your past role/s where you…..for company… and so forth. If you are going to make a bold statement to sell yourself to the employer, it’s a good idea to back yourself up with evidence of this.

Stick to 3 reasons why they should hire you and it would even be a good idea at the end of mentioning your 3 reasons to be more specific about what you can do for their company if they hire you.

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Published by Matthew Coppola - Career Coach, Employment Specialist and Professional CV Writer

Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment. He has helped many job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression. He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview. Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog

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