Well, we all know what interviews are. A good deal of pressure, excitements, lies and selling yourself. You could have your own definition for an interview, and if not: google-millions of the sites-copy-paste-thesaurus cycle is great definition creator. (Gotcha!)
Anyways. Leave what are interviews are. Let’s crack them wide open. So wide open that you’ll get inside as easy as a lion gets inside a den. Grocrastinate will now be having a series on hacking the interviews. We all know the basics- your looks, your cheerfulness, your smiles, your communication skills, your dress ups. All matters and we all we know about them. Let us get the ideas on what we do not know or do have confusion about on frequent ones.
To begin this series, we go through last and probably the deciding question. *Quick breaths* *wiping of sweat buds from forehead*
Why should we hire you? It’s pretty clear. The interviewer wants to know that they are hiring someone who can:
- Execute the work.
- Apt in with the company.
- Oblige to the duty.
Straight up these answers might not be as effective. You must be creative and prepared(with research and answers). Here’s a basic outline:
- You don’t want to come off as arrogant as ‘I hate questions like this’ or ‘If you don’t hire me, it would prove the company’s management is incompetent’
- You also don’t want to sound too humble, or like you’re begging for the position like ‘If you hire me, I’ll have the corporate logo tattooed on my forearm’ or ‘I’ve already applied three times and I feel that now it’s my turn to be hired’.
Well, I need and want a job.
This is one heck of a true answer. This might get you a job if you had been quirky enough and created jokes all around the interview. We never could tell how the interviewer is but, the chances of you getting that job is almost NULL for this answer. So, Huge NO to this.
You’ve put care and effort into your job search. You are the right person for the job. Now, it’s time to communicate that in a clear and confident way.
Well, now the fun part. If you like to get out of the box, still be within the bounds and take the risks, following points could be your ‘pulling off’ lines.
1) Well, I won’t work for the company. I’ll work for myself. And this isn’t a mere coincidence for I’ve researched for this job. Our motives align.
2) When you’ll look at the huge to-do list, a hectic schedule and my name underneath it, you could breathe in relief.
3) Simply, because I promise only what I can deliver, and not any other ways.
Be creative, don’t be arrogant. There’s a thin line between confidence and arrogance. Know the line. Combine your experiences, stories but make it concise.
Good luck for your interview. You owe me a beer mate. Here’s my contact address:
The Chief Cynic- YugantarPaudel