“Why Should We Hire You?”

August 1, 2013

Career Advice


It’s a dreaded interview question that’s tough to answer. After all, it’s weird to brag about yourself out in the open. But guess what? Job interviews are just one big sales pitch so you have to get used to tooting your own horn. Most importantly, you better be prepared when you walk in the door. If you don’t have something great to say about yourself, who will? Watch the video above from The Interview Guys then read some of our extra tips to use when you’re asked, “Why should I hire you?”

1. Show Off Your Qualifications
Don’t forget the basics here. Review the job description and illustrate exactly what experiences, skills, and knowledge you have that make you qualified for the position.

2. Tell Why You’re The Best of the Rest
Now is your chance to explain why you are the most qualified candidate. The key word here is “most.” There might be many qualified candidates out there but what makes you different — or better — than everyone else?

3. Show Confidence
As you’re talking yourself up, you better do it with conviction. Again, this is one big sales pitch and your goal is to get that job offer. So sell hard and back up your claims with specific examples.

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About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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