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Why should we hire you?

Interview Q&A Why Should We Hire You

Why should we hire you?

Why should we hire you?

Guest Author: Carole Martin
Website: http://www.interviewcoach.com

Question:

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.

Answer:

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 –
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Feeling Nervous About the Past

Do You Have “Dirty Little Secrets” You Would Like To Avoid In The Job Interview?

Feeling Nervous About the Past

Feeling Nervous About the Past

Guest Author: Carole Martin
Website: http://www.interviewcoach.com

Maybe you were fired or laid off – under “not-to-pleasant” circumstances, or maybe you quit un-expectantly?

Whatever the reason – there is something or some things that you’d rather not talk about in the job interview. Not only have you had a bad experience, but now you have to talk about it – again and again.

How you deal with these questions will depend a lot on how you have resolved the issue with yourself. In order to answer these types of questions effectively it will be important to deal with your issue ahead of time. The best way to do that is to think about and script an answer.

Here are some sample questions of difficult questions:

“Have you ever been fired?”
“Why did you leave your last job without another job lined up?”
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oops key

5 Strategies for Discovering and Cleaning Up Digital Dirt Hurting Your Job Search

oops keyGuest Author: A nationally recognized resume expert, Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast and a former human resources manager and recruiter.
Website: http://www.greatresumesfast.com

Social networking mistakes can really come back to haunt you when you’re job searching. Don’t think that just because you’re on Twitter and Facebook complaining about a boss—or posting less-than-professional status updates—that it means a current and/or future employer won’t see or read what you’ve put there.

You need to be aware that information that is put out on the Internet, in general, can potentially be seen by anyone. Don’t get caught thinking that just because it’s social media that it’s casual. Be protective of your social profiles, especially if you’re the type of person who shares personal information on Twitter or Facebook—and even more so if you complain about your boss, make negative or derogatory statements, or post anything that you wouldn’t want brought up during a job interview.
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Secret Job Search

9 Ways You Can Job Search on LinkedIn Confidentially

Guest Author: A nationally recognized resume expert, Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast and a former human resources manager and recruiter.
Website: http://www.greatresumesfast.com

Is It Possible to Job Search on LinkedIn Confidentially?

You’re presently employed and job searching, so you want to use LinkedIn to find new opportunities (or be discovered by recruiters), but you’re concerned that your current employer or someone you know will see your updated profile and catch on to what you’re doing. Is it possible to job search on LinkedIn without being “found out”? After speaking with a potential client this week who wanted us to write his LinkedIn profile for him but was nervous that his connections would figure out what he was up to, I decided to do a little research of my own. Here’s what I found:

You can actually turn off your network updates. Great tips for using LinkedIn for a confidential job search from Meg Guiseppi: http://executivecareerbrand.com/using-linkedin-for-confidential-executive-job-search/

 

You can adjust who can see your activity and connections: http://www.careerthoughtleaders.com/blog/keeping-your-job-search-confidential/

You can change your profile settings so you can browse profiles of target companies you want to work for, career experts you want to engage, or HR contacts you want to connect with and no one will know (even the person whose profile you’re viewing): Here’s how:

  • Go to your profile settings and click privacy settings.
  • Under privacy settings click profile views.
  • Under the last setting click that you want to be completely invisible to users that you’ve viewed.

 

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