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An Interview with Jeff: Answering the Question "Why Should We Hire You?"

Recently, a career coach in Barcelona spoke with me about interviewing and the addressing the question, “Why Should We Hire You?”  Speaking with him reminded me how the process is very similar around the world and we all face similar challenges.  You can learn more about Sergi Mora by clicking this link.  You can also read his blog.

To listen to our discussion on topics covered below, click on this link.

Discussion topics during job interview

  • Types of qualifications to be ready to discuss in the interview
  • Unwritten qualifications
  • “Fit” with hiring company
  • Functional Requirements versus Soft Skill Requirements

Expectations of the interviewee in the interview process

  • Preparation and taking ownership of the interview
  • Creating the checklist of key items to discuss
  • How to leverage the checklist during the interview
  • Conveying your strong interest in the job
  • Direct answer to the question, “Why should we hire you?”

October 18, 2009 Posted by | Audio, Interview with Jeff, Interviewing 101 | 1 Comment