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Why are you interested in this job? In our company?

Why us?

I have been digging deep into how to answer specific interview questions. Tell me about yourself and Why should we hire you? are definitely worth a read if this subject is of interest to you.

Next: “Why do you want this job?” “Why are you interested in this job?”

Good questions. Why are you? Alas, so many job seekers have trouble answering this question because their presence in this interview is a result of three reasons:

  1. A desire to have a new job (fair enough)

  2. Broadcasting their resume to …

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6 Steps to Answering Why Should We Hire You?


Checking off the boxes to being hired

Some interview questions are more important than others. Why should we hire you is the most important interview question. The question comes in two basic forms:

  • Why should we hire you? Or, why you over someone else?

  • What would you bring to our company?

Common Mistakes in Answering the Why Should We Hire You Question

I rarely see people do well with the why should we hire you question. Here are the most common mistakes:

  • Candidate doesn’t spend enough time on the qu…

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Tell me about yourself

Such an innocent sounding question…No! It is a trap, and one that most people fall into. This common opener in interviews is not an invitation to recite your resume. Nor, spend 2 minutes talking about your favorite hobby. This is an opportunity – a predictable opportunity, to craft an engaging, intriguing executive summary of who you are and why you are there in the interview. There is no hard and fast rule as to how long it should be, but let’s say up to a minute.

  • Interviewers are known to make …

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