How To Answer “Why Should We Hire You?” (2021)

Do you have an upcoming job interview? Make sure you know how to answer the “Why should we hire you” interview question! Other examples with similar answers include “What makes you think you have what it takes?“, “What makes you the best candidate?

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Example Answer (With Experience)

“Well, as I understand it, you are looking for someone with 5 years of experience in [Industry] who can use [Software X] and do [Task 1] listed in the job description. As an experienced  [Job title], with an emphasis in [Subject], I qualify and can contribute to your team right away. For example, a major achievement I’m most proud of is that I was able to complete [Project] within [Timespan] by doing [X]. Furthermore, I’ve always wanted to work in an organization like this because of [Reasons].”

Example Answer (No Experience)

I’m a keen user of [Product X] and intrigued by the technology and development behind these tech products. This results in me being a quick learner. I’m capable of understanding new information at a rapid pace and can therefore contribute to [Project] right away. The prospect of being involved in the IT-operations listed in the job description makes me feel excited and happens to be exactly the same experience that I seek for my career path.”

Interview Question Tips

  • Don’t mention vague strengths without supporting examples
  • Print out the job description, highlight each requirement and take it to the job interview