why should we hire you? 2023

To help you answer the question WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU, We will cover the following 3 things in this post.

#1. We will show you an example of a bad answer to this tough interview question. If you give an answer like the one I’m about to show you, you will fail.

#2. We will then give you 2 very important tips for answering the question WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU? You need to know these tips to give the best answer possible.

 #3. We will then give you 2 example top-scoring answers to the question WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU and all you have to do is choose which one answer is the strongest!

How NOT to answer the question WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU?

“Why should you hire me? Ooh, that’s a good question. I’m not sure really… erm, I think you should hire me because I’m the best person for the job.”

Top Tips for giving a great answer!

 TIP #1 for answering the question WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU is to give more than ONE REASON why they should take you on in the role. This is a simple tip but it will help you stand out from the competition. We recommend giving three reasons why they should hire you because this ensures you will be the person who can ADD THE MOST VALUE to their company in the position.

 TIP #2 when answering the tough interview question WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU is to use the words ‘RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT’ in your response. At the end of your answer, say the following…

 “You should hire me because I am confident I can give you the greatest RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT in this position.”

Example Answers


“You should hire me for 3 reasons. The first reason is, I am a great match for the job description meaning I can have the fastest impact in the role and will need minimal supervisor. The second you is I have a rack record of achievement which I will replicate in this role. I have helped previous employers improve customer service, increase sales, and beat the competition. Finally, you should hire me because I want to build a long-term career here. In me, you will have someone who can ADD VALUE for a very long time and become an integral part of your future success. I will give you the greatest return on your investment in this position.”


“You should hire me because I am a blank canvas and someone who has no preconceived ideas about the workplace. This means you can train and develop me to be a responsive, dynamic, and high-performing member of the organization. You should also hire me because I am positive about change, I never complain, and I am hungry to learn. Give me plenty of tasks and projects to work on, something new to learn, and ambitious people to work alongside, and I will repay you with high-quality work and a commitment to the organization for the long-term.”

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