When you start your job search in the Minneapolis – St Paul metro area, your primary goal is to show a prospective employer that you are the right person for their job. When you get that first interview more often than not, you will be asked with one of the hardest questions to answer: “Why should we hire you?”
Most job seekers hate this question, but there exists an excellent opportunity to show why you’re the best fit for the job and why they should hire you. Here are 5 of our industry secrets that will help you accurately answer this question:
Focus on the Benefits-
One common way of standing out when answer this question is to focus on how your skills and experience will benefit the company. This should be done by clearly establishing your enthusiasm for the type of work you would be doing in this job. Also, take some time to speak to this job would accomplish for your career while talking about how your skills are a benefit for the business. Be sure to talk about the advantages of hiring for both the company and you to ensure that you have the most significant impact.
We often see that many Minnesota job seekers answer this question continually stating their skills and experiences over and over again. By doing this, you aren’t showing and telling the hiring manager anything new. Instead, use your knowledge of the company to show how you would be a great addition to their company. To do this effectively, it requires an extensive amount of research – it shows that you’re excited about the job and that you took extra time to learn more about the prospective company.
Be a Problem Solver-
Traditionally, Minnesota companies want to hire a new person because they have an issue that requires a solution. If you can show how you can provide a solution to some of their current problems, you give the hiring manager a preview of what the future of hiring you would look like.
Give Extra Details-
Sometimes an interview happens quickly, leaving you without a chance to discuss everything you have to offer. Maybe all the questions that a hiring manager asks are specifically targeted to specific skills; they are looking for a basic, concise response. Regardless, this question gives you an opportunity to go over details that you might not typically have the chance to go over, which will help you prove that you have everything it takes to be successful.
There are very few things impact on hiring managers decision to hire a candidate is if they are genuinely passionate about their work. If you are driven and sincerely enjoy the work the work that you, embrace those feelings. Be sure to communicate what about the job appeals to you and why that leaves you driven to succeed. This may be as simple as particular skills or responsibilities as well as a connection to the company’s culture.
By following the above industry secrets, you will be able to prove that you are the right person to hire for the job. If you are searching for a new job opportunity, the hiring team at Award Staffing can connect you with leading companies in the area. Contact us to see how our services can help you get ahead and get employers to hire you.