Why should we hire you? -Toughest interview question

Basically, what can you provide the organization that others can’t? You must go into the interview knowing how your skills, knowledge and personality relate to the position.

Amanda Joyner, vice president and general manager of Monster Youth, provides an example of a good answer to this question: “From our conversations, it sounds as if you’re looking for someone to come in and take charge immediately. It also sounds like you are experiencing problems with some of your database systems. My high energy and quick learning style enable me to hit the ground running and size up problems rapidly. I’m a team player who maintains a positive attitude and outlook. I have the ability to stay focused in stressful situations and can be counted on when the going gets tough. I’m confident I would be a great addition to your team.”

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