EP 761 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to answer this important interview question.

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I'm back today with more advice for you daily to help you in your next position more quickly. This 1 is geared toward 2nd interviews. The question I want to offer up is, "So, why should we hire you?"

This is been the meta-question that has been behind everything that is taken place-your phone screens, you're in person interviews and now. They want to understand why they should choose you from all the other individuals whose resumes that screened, who they've interviewed, who they are bringing back now on this interview.

To some degree, this is a pretty easy question IF you have taken a little bit of time to reflect on the previous interviews.. You see, had these interviews, they have given you cues about where their interest in you really peaked their interest, what they really zeroed in on the cause them to really get excited about you. They may have said something to you. They may have really gone in deep into that part of your background. At the end of the day, that's what it's really all about.

You have to deliver a message to them that really focuses in on their area of interest that causes them to say, "Yeah. That's right." All the sort of stuff that they have signaled in the course of your previous interviews are really where you should be zeroing in on. You can construct the answer by saying, "You know, I'm sure you hear this all the time. I really have a lot of passion for what I do. I love doing such and such" you can go into detail about it.

"I think what really makes you stand out from others is…" Then you zero in on those qualities that they honed in on during your interviews so that in this way, you claim to what they believe your strengths are, confirm it for them, and thus helping them choose you versus your competition.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching.

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