In this next job interview training guide, we will teach you how to answer the difficult interview question, what can you contribute to the company?
So, if you have a job interview coming up soon for any role or organization, stay tuned because I will give you the perfect scripted answer!
TO HELP YOU PASS YOUR JOB INTERVIEW, I WILL COVER 3 THINSG DURING THIS JOB INTERVIEW TRAINING TUTORIAL:
#1. We will tell you WHY the interviewer is asking you the question, What Can You Contribute To The Company? If you understand why the question is being asked, it allows you to give the perfect answer.
#2. We will explain to you the different ways you can contribute to a company that are guaranteed to impress the hiring manager.
#3. We will share with you 3 outstanding scripted answers and you can then choose which answer option is most relevant to you.
WHY IS THE INTERVIEWER IS ASKING YOU THE QUESTION, “WHAT CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMPANY?”
They are asking you this question because hiring someone for a job role costs money each month in terms of a salary. There is no point hiring someone, which is essentially an investment, if that person cannot contribute to the company positively.
Therefore, in your answer, you need to explain how you are going to ADD VALUE to their business in your role, and I strongly recommend you use those words, add value, in your answer!
LET ME NOW TELL YOU 10 DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO A COMPANY AND I WILL THEN GIVE YOU THOSE 3 BRILLIANT ANSWERS!
#1. Is to say you will contribute by PROVIDING OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE.
If you are good with people, and you have the experience to be able to provide exceptional customer service, this means you are going to help the company increase sales through repeat custom.
#2. Is to say that you will contribute by STREAMLINING SYSTEMS AND COMPANY PROCESSES.
This one is particularly good for those people applying for office or administrative roles. If you are a highly-organized person, and you can streamline processes and create systems, it allows the business to be more efficient by saving time and money.
#3. Is to say that you will contribute by bringing an INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO WORKING.
Being innovative means you will find ways to help the business meet the needs of its customer and clients. If you are innovative, you are forward-thinking, you think outside the box, and you seek ways to give the company a competitive advantage.
#4. Is to say that you will contribute by being CREATIVE AND INVENTIVE.
Employees who create and invent things are the backbone of a successful business. Without them, the company would not be able to provide the right products and services to keep growing. If you have examples of where you have been creative, or where you have invented something in a previous role, make sure you mention these in your answer!
#5. Is to say that you will contribute by GENERATING SALES.
The vast majority of businesses are focused on sales and revenue. If you are a good salesperson, this is undoubtedly going to be attractive to the company you are applying to work for. Again, if you have any examples of where you have helped a team or company boost sales, make reference to these in your answer!
#6. Is to say that you will contribute by INCREASING PROFITS.
Now, whilst the majority of companies focus solely on growing sales, smart organizations keep an eye on the profits too. If you are a frugal worker, someone who is resourceful and doesn’t waste money, this can be a fantastic asset to a company. Different ways to help a company save money include streamlining ordering processes and also helping to create a culture that frowns upon waste.
#7. Is to say that you will contribute by BEING A TROUBLE-SHOOTER.
This is perfect for those people applying for technical roles. If you can solve difficult problems that hold the company back, and your depth of knowledge is clearly going to be an asset to their company, make sure you mention these in your answer.
#8. Is to say that you will contribute by HELPING THEIR COMPANY IMPROVE THEIR ONLINE IMAGE AND MARKETING.
If you are the type of person who has experience online, especially with how social media works, you could be an invaluable asset to a company. For example, if you active on social media, or if you have undertaken any training courses in online marketing, make sure you mention these in your answer. Most companies are not very good at promoting themselves online, so if you can help them do that, you could be a great asset to their team!
#9. Is to say that you will contribute by BEING A QUICK LEARNER AND A FAST WORKER.
Fast workers are invaluable to a company because they tend to get twice as much work done as everybody else. If you are quick to learn things, you retain information easily, and you work at a pace, the hiring manager is going to find this appealing. If you can explain in your answer that your speed of working means they will effectively get two people for the price of one, that’s going to be a great thing for the company!
#10. Is to say that you will contribute by BEING A LEADER AND SOMEONE WHO TAKES OWNERSHIP OF DIFFICULT CHALLENGES.
Most people don’t take ownership of difficult challenges. They tend to sit back, observe, and let other people take the lead. However, if you are someone who is willing to step up, take control and deal with issues and problems that help the company move forward, you could be the perfect fit for their organization!
WHAT CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMPANY? ANSWER OPTION #1
“I can contribute to the company in several ways. Firstly, I am a very fast learner and worker. I will come into the role, fit into the team quickly and work at a very fast pace to ensure you see a positive return on your investment. Secondly, I am very good at taking care of customers. My aim in the role will be to ensure customer service standards are excellent which will, in turn, improve online customer reviews and increase repeat business. Finally, I will contribute by taking care of company resources and supplies. I think it is important in any role to not just help increase sales but to also add value by helping the company save money too!”
WHAT CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMPANY? ANSWER OPTION #2
“I can contribute to the company by using an innovative and creative approach to my work. Your company operates in a very competitive market, and I believe my skills and knowledge will help you to find ways to beat the competition. For example, in my last role, I helped the company increase sales by streamlining the online customer ordering process. I felt the company website was not easy to use, so I drew up a list of recommended changes and after these were implemented, sales grew significantly. Finally, I will contribute by always being a positive role model for your company and by ensuring I am professional, respectful, and forward-thinking in my actions.”
WHAT CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMPANY? ANSWER OPTION #3
“I can contribute to the company in a variety of different ways. Outside of work, I am quite active on social media and I can help your company grow its online presence which will attract more customers and sales. Secondly, I can contribute by helping to streamline company processes and systems. In my last role, my manager often praised me for finding ways to make the business more efficient and frugal. Finally, I will contribute to the company by being a proactive and supportive team worker, by always putting the needs of the company first, and by being available to work additional hours as and when needed.”
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