Why Should We Hire You Interview Question – BEST Sample Answer

Why Should We Hire You Interview Question – BEST Sample Answer


In this video, you’ll learn four simple
steps to answer the popular interview question “why should we hire you?” And if you stay around until the end, I have a sample response that you can use and tailor for your next interview. If we’ve never met before, I’m Heather
Austin from ProfessorAustin.com and The Career Club on Facebook and on this channel I share
simple solutions to help you build a business or launch a career you love. So if you’re new here, consider hitting
that subscribe button down below and the bell notification so you don’t miss a thing. And real quick, comment down below with what
you biggest frustration is when it comes to going on a job interview. I’ve had the privilege of working with thousands
of students over the years to help them refine and perfect their interview skills. And of one of the interview questions that
we always tackle is “why should we hire you?” The reason we prepare for this interview question is because it’s popular and interviewers love to ask it. They’re asking it to gauge what sets you apart
from the other candidates. To make an impact with this question you really need to know how to sell yourself to the interviewer. The best way to approach this question is
to think of it as a mini sales presentation. You may here this question in a few different forms. Such as “what makes you a good fit for this role?” “why are you the best candidate for this
position?” Either way, follow these fours steps to help you stand out from all the other candidates. Step 1 – Do your research Find out everything you can about the company and the position you are applying for. Research the company’s website, review their
LinkedIn page, evaluate their activity on social media. This research will help you better understand
what problems the company is facing and how you can help them solve those problems in
your new role. It will also help you understand what the
company values most in it’s employees. Therefore, you’ll be able to compose a response that stands out from all the other candidates. This leads us to tip #2 to answer the question
“why should we hire you?” And that is to make a direct correlation. Now that you understand what the company’s
pain points are, you need to demonstrate how your skills and expertise are the perfect match
for the position. To do this, carefully comb through the job
description and highlight three key areas that you know you demonstrate you excel in. Most job descriptions are broken up into three
separate parts, major key responsibilities, specific job functions and qualifications. Pinpoint one item from each area that you
can match directly to your career accomplishments. Here’s a special note for students: it’s
okay if you don’t have a lot of work experience. You can match the job description
to volunteer work or maybe your course work. So the interview question, “why should we hire you?” is actually very similar to another popular interview question, “What are your strengths?” However, your answers are going to be structured
slightly different. To help you answer the
popular interview question “what are your strengths?” questions, I have a
video all about that. I’ll go ahead and link it up below. This leads us to tip #3 to answer the question
“why should we hire you?” Step 3 – Build your story Have you ever heard  the saying “facts
tell stories sell?” To properly sell yourself to the employer
you need to develop a story around each item you highlighted in step #2. For example, let’s say that the job description
calls for someone that has superb analytical skills. If that is one of the areas you excel in then
think back to a situation that demonstrates your analytical skills in action. Be sure to explain the results that you achieved
in that particular situation. Which leads us to tip #4 to answer the question
“why should we hire you?” Step 4 – Show your uniqueness Remember when I said earlier that the interviewer
is asking this question because they want to know what sets you apart from all the other
candidates? Now is the time to show what makes you different
from everyone else that will be interviewing for this position. If you have a hard time pinpointing this,
ask others that know you very well, that have seen you in action what you do well. You can ask close acquaintances, family members, coworkers, managers, even teachers. With your own ideas in mind and the input
you receive from others, jot down a statement or two about what makes you unique. Make sure that that your unique talent or
skill relates directly to the position you are applying for. When it’s time to answer this question, the last thing you want to say is “You should hire me because I am a hard worker.” or “You should hire me because I work well
with others.” Interviews are looking for exact situations that demonstrate that you are the best candidate for the position. So here’s another way you can answer the question. From my understanding, one of the key requirements
for this position is {xyz}. List one of the requirements. You should hire me because I have a unique
understanding and awareness of how {xyx} effects our industry. So you’ll fill that blank in there. In my previous position, I had the privilege
of {ensuring program success by motivating and driving my team to execute strategic planning
so that we could reach client sales objectives}. Now, you’ll pull a statement from the job posting and your own experience to put in there. I also learned through my research that your
company values {xyz}. So list one of the values. This is one of my greatest passions and I
know without a doubt my experience in the this area will sustain company standards and
lead the team to greater success. When you answer this question make sure it’s not rehearsed. You want to practice this response with family members and friends before interview day, but you don’t want it to sound like you memorized the script. So practice as much as possible. If you haven’t yet, join me over
on Facebook in my private community The Career Club, where you’ll network with other business
professionals, to learn how to navigate your career. I’ll go ahead and link that up below. If you know someone that might benefit from
this video, please share it with them. Don’t forget to hit the like button below. Be sure sure to subscribe and I’ll see you guys next time.


100 thoughts on “Why Should We Hire You Interview Question – BEST Sample Answer

  1. In this video, you'll learn how to answer the popular interview question, "why should we hire you?" What is your biggest challenge when it comes to job interviews?

  2. This was a great question to address and I love the structure of your answer. You are 100% right, everything starts with research.

  3. This question was such a must, Heather! I am really glad you've made this video! Asking others who know you very well to guide you a little on "what makes you unique" is such a good idea indeed. Perfect breakdown my friend!

  4. Its shocking how many people don't research the company, but its so important to make that argument of how your skills fit their company culture and needs! Great video!

  5. Super happy that I work for myself now but this video was so fun! You are rocking it on your channel Heather and I am so proud of you!!

  6. Great advice. The fact that you've taken time to find out about the company, and tie it in to answers to the questions often puts you way ahead of other candidates.

  7. Such a tough question, especially for students!! But love how you break it down. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great tips Heather! They apply to me as a business owner, too! Being able to articulate UVP and what makes us different is paramount. Thanks for sharing!

  9. that's the question asked to me recently and i answered but can't make to pass because of my poor grammar and also the interviewer notice my face shaky.. he notice i felt a bit of nervous. actually i can express myself mostly via written and not on verbal. However, i knew that most often the interview is usually done via vocal/verbal. Aside from I am not fluent also in english language speaking.

  10. In the video she goes into detail talking about these FOUR Tips.
    Tip 1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
    Tip 2. Make a direct correlation
    Tip 3. BUILD YOUR STORY
    Tip 4. Show your uniqueness

  11. The perfect answer would be " Your company is desperate to hire a great asset and I simply kick ass and you won't find a better candidate , its your loss if you turn me down "

  12. The worst part of my job interviews is knowing that the interviewers want to hire a man and knowing that they probably will. They will even ask me stupid questions like, "Do you mind working around men?"

  13. Never thought of an Interview as a mini sales presentation, but that is totally what it is! Great advice on how to do that! Thanks ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

  14. Ok. I'm sick of interviews and those questions. Interview does not say much about applicants skills, knowledge and value. It says more about how good is the applicant to make it through an interview. Someone who is looking for a job every year will probably make an interview better than someone who is looking for a job the second time in last 12 years…

  15. Could I also say โ€œyou should hire me because Iโ€™m confident that all of my skills and experiences is a perfect match for the jobโ€.

  16. โ€œWhy do you want to work here?โ€

    Nigga Iโ€™m broke

    โ€œOh my whole life I wanted to fold shirts all dayโ€

  17. I have an internal job interview tomorrow. Your statements are amazing.. Hope i could remember some of it and relate and use it..

    My only problem is i tend to lose on words while speaking.
    I use a lot of fillers..

    Anyway let's hope i do well ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the help

  18. In one of my interviews i gave a similar answer and the interviewer came back like โ€œ i have two other candidates who gave similar answers, so again i ask why should we hire youโ€

  19. I have a 2nd phone interview with a group of engineers thanks to this channel. I have terrible knack for rambling but this preparation helped a lot ,thank you!

  20. Me? I'll do the requirements of the job. You're better off getting someone who will bend over backwards for you, maybe an undocumented immigrant, though. At least until society develops and embraces technological job displacement.

  21. i have interview tomorrow at hospital can you give me some samples that i can study i am a certified nursing assistant ..

  22. is it ok for woman to sit cross legs during interview? I found myself very comfortable and confident sitting that way but I am afraid to sit that way during interview.

  23. Iโ€™m a military spouse so thatโ€™s given me plenty of job search and interview opportunities in my career. The interviewer has to make a selection from the pool of applicants selected for the interview. Confidence not cockiness is key! Good posture and smile starts as soon you walk into that building!

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  25. I have an interview at 4:15 ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ this would be my first interview wish me luck ….

  26. Thank you so much for making this video. I am practising presume answers for employers' favourite interview questions now and this is helpful!

  27. NYC channel big like ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒน ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒน ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

  28. My parents worked their asses off for us to have a better life and education not knowing their kids would suffer finding a job because they dont have work experiences.

  29. Great Video. Thank you. Just one request.
    Please keep the background music low… It is a little distracting.

  30. Thank you so much for this video Heather, I have an interview tomorrow morning, its reassuring to know so many people struggle with interviews and that I'm not alone in my anxiety.

  31. I have a job interview next Tuesday, and it's my first job interview ever. I'm binge watching videos like this to make sure everything goes perfect๐Ÿ˜‚โค

  32. i have a question..
    i see you seat really close to your interviewers..
    what if in a case study the interviewer seats far away from you..
    do you walk up to them to shakes hands or do you go into the room stand close to the chair before you are asked to sit ??

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  34. i have two interviews tomorrow. one at wendyโ€™s and one at five guys. iโ€™ve had jobs before but iโ€™ve never had an interview to get them (they were through summer programs) iโ€™m pretty nervous so please someone give me some tips

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