How to Answer the "Why Should We Hire You?

How to Answer the "Why Should We Hire You? By Orestes Sotta-Recruitment Specialist
Job interviews, as you know, are the employers chance to interact with you in person, learn about your personality, and see how well you do under pressure. It is essentially a chance to sell yourself to the company/organisation. Before going to the job interview, be sure to research as much as you can about the company/ organization, very fortunately many companies/organisations in Tanzania now have online presence. You want to convey that you are the answer to their problems and you want to help them meet their goals.
The important thing in answering this question is that you sound yourself. You don't want to sound like you are reciting something out of a how-to book. You should stay relaxed, confident and friendly. Here are some possible answers to the "Why Should We Hire You?" question.
Please don't recite these verbatim at the job interview. These answers are to give you an idea of how you should you tell a prospective employer why you should be hired.
"Why Should We Hire You?" Answer #1:
"I feel that I am the right person for this position because of my past experience, my personality, and my education. I have the determination and necessary skills for this job. My job references will tell you that I am dependable, a hard worker, and easy to work with. I am impressed with ABC Company and would feel privileged to work here."
"Why Should We Hire You?" Answer #2:
"I truly believe in XYZ company. If offered the position as (insert job position here), I will use my education,and past experience, and skills to help XYZ company go above and beyond the company goals. I am dependable, a fast learner, and very motivated."
"Why Should We Hire You?" Answer #3:
"This position at XYZ company is exactly what I'm looking for. My degree in (insert degree here), past job experience, and skills will make me a valuable team player for XYZ company. I have a strong work ethic, am dependable, and will do a fantastic job."
"Why Should We Hire You" Answer #4:
If offered the job, I will strive to help XYZ company increase profits, meet it's goals and reach it's potential. I have the necessary education, am a strong team player and a fast learner. This position is exactly what I'm look for, and if offered the job, I will be an asset to the company.
About the Writer
Orestes Sotta is a Senior Recruitment Specialist with expertise across multiple verticals. Specializing in Full-Life cycle Recruitment, Talent Management, Strategic Sourcing, Employer Branding and Search Channels. Supporting a portfolio of clients across East Africa to attract and retain talents.E-mail



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