This is a killer question because so many candidates are unprepared for it. If you stammer or adlib you have blown it. This question is often used to bring an interview to a close, so treat it as your opportunity to sell yourself boldly to the interviewers. An interviewer using one of these variations is clearly attempting to make you fully aware that you’re on the hot seat
Answering this question successfully only requires you to summaries the most important skills and qualities that you have and the employer is looking for. By now you can see how critical it is to apply the overall strategy of uncovering the employer’s needs before you answer questions. If you know the employer’s greatest needs and desires, this question will give you a big leg up over other candidates because you will give him better reasons for hiring you than anyone else is likely to reasons tied directly to his needs.
“You need someone to give a new shot in the arm to your mail order sales, someone who knows how to sell in space and direct mail media. Here, too, I believe I have exactly the experience you need. In the last five years, I’ve increased our mail order book sales from $600,000 to $2,800,000, and now we’re the country’s second leading marketer of scientific and medical books by mail.” etc.,
Every one of these selling “couplets” (his need matched by your qualifications) is a touchdown that runs up your score. This is your best opportunity to outsell your competition.
This question can be ask as under also
- Why should I consider you a strong candidate for this position?
- What’s better about you than the other candidates I’m interviewing?
- What can you do for us that someone else can’t?
- Draw a picture of the corporate culture you’ll create if we hire you.
- What can you do for us if we hire you ?
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