I have been unemployed for over a year. I am highly skilled n qualified but cannot seem to get hired.
My question is how do I respond to the final question, “why should we hire you?”
I cover my extensive background and skills that apply to the position but to date, remain unemployed.
Thank you in advance for your time and reply.
This is one of those broad questions that can take you down the wrong road unless you have done some thinking about what to say ahead of time. This question deals with your ability to sell yourself. Think of yourself as the product. Why should the customer buy?
Answers that WON’T WORK –
“Because I need a job.” – This answer is about YOU – “they” want to know what you can do for “them.”
“I am a hard worker.” – This is a really trite answer – almost anyone can say he or she is a hard worker.
“I saw your ad and could do the job. – This answers lacks passion and purpose.
STRONGER ANSWERS that would get the interviewer’s attention –