This is a critical question because it will show your success, self-confidence, and preparation.
Employers take this question very seriously, and you should, too.
In this answer, do double-time by selling yourself and by demonstrating your knowledge of the company.
Start by doing your homework on the company before the interview, even if it is “only” a telephone interview.
That will likely include visiting their website, Googling their name, and performing an advanced search on LinkedIn long before you ever find yourself in the interview
The question of, “Why should we hire you?” can take a variety of forms such as, “Why do you think you will be successful in this position?”, “Why do you want to work here?” and “Tell me something about yourself,” this question is the employer’s invitation to sell yourself as the answer to their needs.
Bad Answers to This Question
An answer that focuses on the benefits to you is a bad answer. So, answers like:
I need the money.
I need a job.
The best answers theinterviewguys.com mentioned in their blog.
1- When I read the job posting I noticed that you specifically mentioned you were looking for someone with Sales Support Officer experience. As you can see on my resume I have over 7 years of experience as a Sales manager in Cargo, but what I think really sets me apart from other candidates and will make me a valuable addition to your team is my ability to combine that with my people skills.I really value lasting relationships and actively seek to build those with customers, vendors and senior managers alike. I also enjoy interacting with customers and know that a happy customer is a repeat customer. My passion for this industry and the job I do drives me to deliver high-quality work every day.
I’m a very motivated worker and a fast learner and although I’m new to the world of retail in general, I’m not new to customer service. I noticed in your job posting that a big part of this position is interacting with customers. During my time working as a volunteer tour guide at the Zoo during the summer, I realized just how much I enjoyed helping people out and ensuring that our visitors were not only well taken care of, but that their experience was a positive one. I’m excited by the prospect of bringing this same level of commitment and enthusiasm to this new and exciting opportunity and I think this position is a great fit for me.
As you can see by my resume, the majority of my employment history has been as a construction manager, a role which has given me a good understanding of how regulated businesses, including banks, work. I noticed in your posting that you were specifically looking for someone to help manage and coordinate new accounts. As a construction manager, I was responsible for not only organizing employees and tracking projects, but was also responsible for managing corporate accounts, employee payroll and company credit cards. I developed a good understanding of the current regulatory environment for banks and how they meet the tracking and reporting requirements as they relate to the accounts I managed. I am confident that my past experience will translate well into the position you are offering and I am excited to begin this new chapter in my career.