In this blog, we will tell you WHY the interviewer is asking you this tough interview question, “WHY DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR THIS JOB?”. If you know WHY the question is being asked, you can give an amazing answer!
Next, tell you the 3 things you must include in your answer to the question, “WHY DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR THIS JOB?”.
Finally, we will give you two brilliant, top-scoring example answers!
WHY IS THE HIRING MANAGER IS ASKING YOU THE QUESTION, “WHY DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR THIS JOB?”
They are asking you this interview question because most candidates have no idea why they are suitable for the job they have applied for. They just want a decent-paying job, and they are not too bothered which company it is with.
Those type of candidates are not the ones the employer wants to hire. However, the candidate who understands how their skills, qualities, attributes, and experience will enable them to quickly add value to the company is far more likely to get the job. That is why you need to prepare a brilliant answer!
3 THINGS YOU MUST INCLUDE IN YOUR ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, “WHY DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR THIS JOB?”
#1. You must reference the job description in your answer. Make sure you read the job description before attending your interview and tell the hiring manager you have studied it, and you are a perfect match for the essential criteria.
#2. When answering the interview question, “WHY DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR THIS JOB?”, tell the hiring manager you have an understanding of the industry you will be working in, and in particular where it is heading in the future.
#3. Finally, tell the interviewer you have been working hard over the years to DEVELOP YOUR INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS (two of the most important workplace skills needed) and these will enable you to work brilliantly as part of a team, and also provide exceptional service to their customers or clients.
EXAMPLE ANSWER 1: “WHY DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR THIS JOB?” (SCRIPTED ANSWER)
“I am suitable for this job because I have the skills, qualities, and knowledge to meet the requirements of the job description. I am suitable for this job because my knowledge and experience is relevant to this industry, and I understand how to meet the needs of your customers and clients. I am also suitable for this job because I am genuinely passionate about this type of work. If you are passionate about your work, you will do a great job for your employer, and support your co-workers in their duties, too.”
EXAMPLE ANSWER 2: “WHY DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR THIS JOB?” (SCRIPTED ANSWER)
“I am suitable for this job because I am a very fast learner who can easily retain large amounts of job specific information. I am also suitable because my motivation to succeed is high, and I always set myself goals to achieve. Finally, I am suitable for this job because I have a plan in place of what I will do in the first 30 days of starting work. I will learn all company policies and procedures, I will get a brief from my manager of what is expected of me, and I will then set to work on important tasks and projects to help my team succeed.”
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