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Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by InformedLola(f): 4:33pm On Apr 16
You finally got an interview invite to that dream job. After sending a carefully prepared Curriculum Vitae and brilliantly scaling through difficult assessment tests, you are at the final hurdle. You are now seated before a panel of smiling yet intimidating-looking interviewers after days of preparation, but the simple question ‘Why Should We Hire You?” stops you in your tracks, and you try to stammer out a response, not sure of the best answer to give.

Your confusion is not strange. Statistics show that the ‘Why Should We Hire You’ question is one of the most difficult interview questions of the 21st Century and the one job seekers fail at the most.

The Best Answer to The Question:
There is no best answer to the ‘Why Hire You’ question, but there is a guideline you must follow to craft a brief yet impactful response that will effectively convince your interviewer(s) that you are the best man or woman for the job.
The guideline is simply:
1. What are your top 3 soft skills: e.g problem solving, analytics, collaboration?
2. What is an example of a situation in which you used these skills?
3. What is your top achievement?
4. How can you bring these skills and the experience gained when you accomplished (2) to play in the role you are interviewing for?

Going by this guideline, what will your response to the question be? Try it and see.

Also see a sample response at the Source page.

Source: http://blog.sprocial.com/2017/04/why-hire-me.html

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by InformedLola(f): 6:08am On Apr 19
Any other examples?
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by Kachi188(m): 9:21am On Apr 19
Continue cramming interview responses until you bite tongue...

Or you can just go with one of my favourites..."You need staff, I need a job....looks like a win-win"...with a cheeky smile

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by InformedLola(f): 6:41am On Apr 21
Kachi188:
Continue cramming interview responses until you bite tongue...

Or you can just go with one of my favourites..."You need staff, I need a job....looks like a win-win"...with a cheeky smile

Such a simplistic response would not get you the job. No one wants to employ someone who's too lazy to think.

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by Kachi188(m): 7:20am On Apr 21
InformedLola:


Such a simplistic response would not get you the job. No one wants to employ someone who's too lazy to think.

And you think they haven't heard your rehearsed and choreographed response a million times...Immediately you start, they roll their eyes and think.."Here we go again..."

Think outside the box, give an answer unique to you...be honest

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by amiibaby(f): 7:38am On Apr 21
Thanks
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by tstx(m): 7:38am On Apr 21
If you have to cram a bunch of response before you go for a job interview, then you probably don't deserve the job

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by RIPEnglish: 7:38am On Apr 21
All this will not helped you, just prayed hard and got luck in your side.

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by bercarray(m): 7:39am On Apr 21
interviewer: why should we hire you?
job seeker: because you are hiring

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by izzy4shizzy(m): 7:40am On Apr 21
That question sef dey somehow

If I no want employment I for no go interview nau

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by oluFELAxy(m): 7:40am On Apr 21
Different factors determine the answer joor: 1. Your mood 2. The environment 3. The way the question is passed to you etc

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by mikeycharles(m): 7:40am On Apr 21
*kneeling down* sir pls I need this job, my children have not eaten anything, my mother is sick, my siblings don't have anything doing and we've been asked to park out from our apartment. cry

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by yorex2011: 7:41am On Apr 21
This question shouldn't really be a difficult one.
Just think of the way Messi will answer to a football club on why they should sign him cheesy

Club Manager: Dee Messi, Why should we sign you?
Messi: I have excellent dribbling skills evident in some of the memorable solo goals I have scored in the past, I can create opportunities for your team as I possess a clear vision to pull out final passes, I had over 100 assists at my time in my former club. I also have great leadership skills, pride myself in being able to motivate my players both on and off the pitch. I believe with the skills I have consolidated by my years of experience, I can help bring your team from the 3rd division to become champions league contenders grin grin

Just mention your strong points and how it will directly affect the company and you should be fine.. you cant go to a bank and say the reason they should hire you is that you can cook ofada rice...Your reasons has to affect them directly..else you are in the wrong interview.
If you can, mention times when you had to rely on these skills and how they brought results. It doesnt have to be professional or official.

Meanwhile
http://www.nairaland.com/3727949/lagos-state-graduate-internship-program#55342446

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by Prec1ous(m): 7:43am On Apr 21
Believe in yourself

A pity I must say.

What others are also reading.

Read this too:

Top 20 Unconventional Ways to get your dream job/employment in Nigeria
https://collegereap.com/top-20-unconventional-ways-to-get-your-dream-jobemployment-in-nigeria/

How to write a standard CV in Nigeria that gets you an interview in 2017
https://collegereap.com/how-to-write-standard-cv-resume-nigeria-gets-interview-2017/


Drop your comments and lets communicate here!

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by haywhy1026(m): 7:43am On Apr 21
FP
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by generalbush: 7:44am On Apr 21
Because I will be the best thing that will happen to your firm... Simple!!


Meanwhile, the Nairaland pool party hold tomorrow!!

12pm at D'Renesaaince hotel... Ikeja..

Lego!!

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by Nihilist: 7:45am On Apr 21
This is the sell yourself question.

The candidate just needs to show two things when answering that question:

1. That a potential hire is adding value to the organisation
2. The candidate is a right cultural fit for the organisation.

Simple answer:

"I've always had more than a passing interest in this field. At university I chose to study xyz with elective course in xyz to build my knowledge of an industry I am passionate about. I did an internship in company abc, and also worked during holidays at companies E and F.

All of this was to prepare me for a career in this industry, at an organisation such as yours, with stated values like a,b,c,d and so on. These are values I also hold dear. For example, I have shown value a through out my life by doing 1,2,3. I have shown value b by doing 4,5,6.

So I believe i am an excellent professional and personal fit for your organisation, and this is why I believe you should hire me.

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by dpete1(f): 7:47am On Apr 21
Just explain. How you've been finding it hard to eat.... How you trekked to the interview. Center, how buhari is a dullard... Thank Me later
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by holamiday(m): 7:49am On Apr 21
This question should be answered in the most sincere way possible. Using all the grammar you described above still may not earn you the job, simply because the previous interviewee may have said better. The next interviewee may have read this post too and say the very same thing, or something way better. So, tell me, when two people answer the question in exactly the same way, who should they now hire? Besides, last time i checked, talk is cheap.

When an interviewer asks you that question, answer it sincerely. Say the very thing they least expect, the truth. Say something in the line of 'Well, truth is, i'm not the only one suited for this job. There are many people who'd do this job perfectly, as well as i would. I'm only certain i'm a bonafide member of that set of people. My credentials speak for me, i'm qualified for the job, you can see i possess the skills you need, but it's not a do-or-die affair and my life isn't tied to the job. I'll be happy for whoever gets this job whether it is me or not. It's your job and awarding it is your call. It's up to you'.

This would surely leave the interviewer speechless, because you have spoken the truth he knows and nobody else would dare speak. You have shocked him. It's better than constructing white lies in Queen's english, boasting and ranting about what you very well know you are not.

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by passyhansome(m): 7:51am On Apr 21
PH - GH

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by nmreports: 7:52am On Apr 21
1 would have loved to type but tired.
As someone with little experience in HR you can find an answer to some of these questions on www.HRtechnique.com
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by Praissey: 7:52am On Apr 21
Why hire you?
Answers:
1. Because y'all hiring? 2. Because I'm very passionate about not starving to death.

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by drnoel: 7:53am On Apr 21
InformedLola:
Any other examples?

Another one of them HR rubbish right?
Abeg make we hear word.
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by abumeinben(m): 7:55am On Apr 21
PapiSmith:
Just be yourself guys... Just be yourself, they want to hire you for being you!

Tomorrow is the pool party by the way cheesy

Airport Hotel olympic sized pool is just 1k.

Why paying 3.5k for de Renaissance hotel jacuzzi pool?

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by onward4life(m): 7:56am On Apr 21
3. What is your top achievement? Or what are ur your achievements?
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Guu morning,

PLS hw do I go about this question?

Thanks!
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by PapiSmith: 7:58am On Apr 21
abumeinben:


Airport Hotel olympic sized pool is just 1k.

Why paying 3.5k for de Renaissance hotel jacuzzi pool?

Nobody is coming for swimming pool Olympics
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by abumeinben(m): 8:01am On Apr 21
PapiSmith:


Nobody is coming for swimming pool Olympics

No need for contest bro, let's not derail the thread.

But there are better pools around Ikeja.

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Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by eseakpororo: 8:13am On Apr 21
mikeycharles:
*kneeling down* sir pls I need this job, my children have not eaten anything, my mother is sick, my siblings don't have anything doing and we've been asked to park out from our apartment. cry
mikeycharles:
*kneeling down* sir pls I need this job, my children have not eaten anything, my mother is sick, my siblings don't have anything doing and we've been asked to park out from our apartment. cry
mikeycharles:
*kneeling down* sir pls I need this job, my children have not eaten anything, my mother is sick, my siblings don't have anything doing and we've been asked to park out from our apartment. cry
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by eseakpororo: 8:16am On Apr 21
mikeycharles:
*kneeling down* sir pls I need this job, my children have not eaten anything, my mother is sick, my siblings don't have anything doing and we've been asked to park out from our apartment. cry
Epic Answer.
Re: Best Answer To The Interview Question - Why Hire You? by AlexCk: 8:19am On Apr 21
bercarray:
interviewer: why should we hire you?
job seeker: because you are hiring

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