What Makes You Think You’re the Most Qualified Person for This Job? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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Ep 640 Here I answer one of the more obnoxious questions asked on an interview

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Today, I will talk with you about 1 of those tough interview questions that organizations are going to ask on interviews. The question goes something like this, "So, why do you think you're the most qualified person I've interviewed for this job?"
Oooooooooooooooooh! Don't they seem real serious about this question?
It's a ridiculous question. We both know that. It works because most job applicants get nervous, they start pleating a case and fumble around with their answers, stammer… That's not the right way to answer it.
What you want to do, instead, is pause for a 2nd, act like you're thinking about it, looked him square in the eye and say, "I don't know if I'm the most qualified person that you met with, but what I've done is…" Then you list for 5 different things that you've done that relate to what they are looking for.


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