Sample answer for why the employer should hire youWhile almost all good interview answers really are about the employer’s needs more then your own when you come right down to it, this one most definitely is your chance to show that you get that. So a good answer for the “why should I hire you” question talks about how you see yourself fitting into the company and THEIR needs.Ideally, your answer should be an answer to “what can you do for us that no one else can?” Being a good people person and someone who gets things done (frequent answers) is nice, but it’s not going to leave much of an impression. In fact, that’s a very forgettable answer.So what might a good answer look like? While every person and situation is different, here’s a short sample answer to help give you an idea of how you might respond. Notice it contains a real example of something you did:
“After doing research on your company, I’m even more excited about the chance to work here. I know I can do a great job for you. You’re looking for someone to manage your bookkeeping system. Well, I not only handled all the accounts payable and receivable for my last employer, the XYZ company, but I came up with a way to improve their system and wound up saving them over $100,000.”
Adding more detail to your answerIf it looks like they want you to go on or it simply feels ok to continue, here are some kinds of things to add to strengthen your case for this question:
“And if you ask my boss and co-workers about me, they’ll tell you that I’m someone you can rely on 100%. They know I’ll do my best to come through for you when things get tough, like when the system went down and I quickly got them their numbers manually.
But I’m also someone who remembers to show appreciation for what others do – and pitch in where possible. I would love to do at least that for the QRX company, and hopefully become an essential part of your company as you continue to grow.”NOTE: If you do mention that you did research, make sure you really did it. And be prepared for a follow-up question on what you know about their company and / or what you find that really makes you want to work there.