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The Best Answer to the Most Common Interview Question

The one question that always comes up in some form: “Why should we hire you?” If you’ve been thrown by this one before, we found some great advice that won’t leave you stammering when your potential employer pops the question. In this video, the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Career Management Office and representatives from recruiting companies offer advice for how to answer the “why should we hire you?” question.

 

Think about three good reasons why you should be hired. Keep your answers brief and provide an example that relates to the company and the job description. What sets you apart from your competition?

 

(Video source: Ohio State University Fisher College of Business)


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Kelly Love Johnson

Kelly Love Johnson is Content Strategist for Jobs2Careers. She's also a shower singer, TV watcher, pop culture junkie, and habitual smirker. She's passionate about helping people find their dream jobs and closing the wage gap. Her book, Skirt! Rules for the Workplace: An Irreverent Guide to Advancing Your Career, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2008.

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