The interviewers are typically experienced people, who have taken 100s of interviews and are tired of listening to the same, repetitive, rot-learned answers. Every time there's a new candidate for interview, who looks scared - the interviewer pops out the question. "What are your skills that make you stand out from the rest applying for this job?" Even people confident enough to face the tough guys, give lame answers to this question.
Here's asking all the engineer buddies, answer the question - "Why should we select you?"
The one that gets the maximum LIKES shall be voted as the BEST answer and I will update this post accordingly!
I am a quick learner and can get accustomed to good environments.
You can always include examples which you have done in the past and explain your leadership experiences.. Never ever say that you are better than so and so person..
You tell them your skills, achievements which would be a quantitative entity that could be compared with others and easiest way to prove you're the best (if you're) without you mentioning it. After all, a gold bar need not tell its a gold bar. It's shine and other characteristics implicitly conveys its identity...😉
"I believe I have all the skills you need for this Job, I know How to do things in fast and efficient way, also I am among very few who knows what they are doing, when they write code"
2) You will give me a chance to increase your company shares.
3) Because I am a member of crazyengineers 😀
discussion followed by this question shows your presence of mind with a straight forward or as a negotiator and any organization needs both.
I would say,
I didn't meet other candidates so, I can't say I am the best. I have cleared the technical round so I have the technical capability you are looking far.
After this Interviewer going to interrupt you with some question, if not keep continuing with I did Blah, I am quick learner in blah and blah awards I got.
Whatever the following conversation do not compare with other candidates. Talk about your past experiences and show them you have rich experience in handling situations.
You are a good listener and have presence of mind.
PS: @Anand Tamariya should have selected right after this. 😀
Anand TamariyaHow do you justify the compensation you are asking for? And this was 3rd question since the interview started. I told him he should first evaluate my capability before we settle on a compensation. He was adamant. I walked out of the interview.
However, we never ask this question to our fellow members, neither do I have ever faced this myself in my past.
Our hiring method is a bit different. We talk for 1-2 hrs with candidates so judge their willingness and innovativeness, and then give a real work problem to solve. The candidate can take 3-4 days time to solve and come up with a solution. If he/she gets through, we see approach and select else reject. 😀 At times people don't turn up, people who are back are really confident and gel well with us.
Whatever the answer you give, just be confident. As an interviewer I really don't care, I would just like to see how you answer (not what you answer)
@Jason Estibeiro, @Anoop Mathew, @LittleNut, @Chinmay Joshi
Why should we select you?
.. "Because I have the required skills. Also- As a fresher, the energy that I have when coupled with your experience can create the best of performances. "
It gives wrong meanings bro. Dont try that. 😛Anoop MathewTry me and see if I fit that void in your puzzle!"
Its like, pehle istemaal kare phir vishwaas kare. 😁
AAH...Alright. I wasn't thinking straight. At work. Been 1.5 years since I felt the urge to attend an interview. 😒Nayan GoenkaIt gives wrong meanings bro. Dont try that. 😛
Its like, pehle istemaal kare phir vishwaas kare. 😁
However I could not find any info hiring him or may be I am wrong/forgot.
Tagging @Rajni Jain @PuneetVerma @Koushal Patel @Harshad Italiya What answer do you think can get you the job? 😁
It’s not just my background leading successful projects — or my people skills, which have helped me develop great relationships with developers, testers, and senior managers alike. But I’m also passionate about this industry and I’m driven to deliver high-quality work.”
I was just thinking, if one does say that in an interview at a big MNC, the interviewer must be thinking - how can this lad add value to this organisation?
Tall claims and all is fine, but my best guess is that, when they ask "Why Should We Hire You?", they want to know what are the things that set you apart from the bunch of people sitting outside the interview room waiting for their call. Show me something that's the biggest highlight. Show my why your resume trumps over the other pile of resumes sitting on their table.
It's really important to understand exactly why the question is being asked. I think the skills worth highlighting can be one of these -
1. Dedication to work
2. Quick to learn
3. Know a particular tool/technology really well (Level: Master!)
4. Enthusiasm for self-improvement
5. Leadership qualities
6. Social skills
^ You have to back each of it up with an appropriate real-life example.
Suppose if there's a single prestigious post and 1000 applicants with no known face at all, I will probably be in the toughest situation of all. If this particular question is asked to me I would say the following, I think.
"To be bare honest I have no such gold mine with me which can benefit your company in one single day neither I think my qualifications can make me stand out of the rest with greater advantage as I don't have any idea about other applicants but what I know about myself is that I am sincere and innovative enough to add some extra things along with others to your company which will help your company in long run. And I believe in freedom of knowledge and creativity, If your company can support my thoughts there's no way I can fall short of the works in hand to do. My qualifications might be a plus but what matters to me in life is to extend the roots much deeper with every passing second. I think it's my attitude and originality ultimately which will make me beneficial to your company."
There's also one thing, I don't like the idea of wearing formal Shirt ,Pant with tie in the day of interview. It seems fake. I will probably wear my regular black tee shirt even on that day.
I wonder if this is too much.. 😛
But the answer would change considering what I know about what the interviewer wants, and a variety of other factors....
Inviting more answers - How would you answer the "Why should we hire you?" question. Share with us and see what fellow engineers think about it.
Key takeaways for why should we hire you -
- Outline your answer before going inside, so that you can answer with confidence.
- You should be short and to the point. Sometimes the interviewer may but you short if you are too descriptive.
- Review the job position and draw points about how you are the right person for the job.
- You can match your existing skill set to each bullet point in the job description (That you read on the website or in the newspaper).
- State your interest in the position. Be enthusiastic about the opportunity and within a certain team. Be sure that the interviewer knows how interested you are.
- Do not rote learn your answer. Be flexible and modify the points as per the flow of the interview and the kind of interviewers you have in front of you.
Also, watch out for the two examples at the end of the video (Start At 2:50).
"I've positive attitude towards my life and work because negative attitude arises when you don't have the confidence in ur work and I knoe dat I've confidence in my work which will help me to perform the job efficiently and effectively..."
@md aftab alam Good English is, sadly, crucial to getting a job. It's best that you take Spoken English coaching and stop using sms language immediately. All the best.
I've said this before, and I'll repeat - the interviewers are actually wanting to know if you can be hired to work on their teams. It's always a personal connect that matters.
That does not meant should will get selected even if you don't know a thing about the technology or role that you're being interviewed for.
The best answer to "Why should we select you", is something that convinces the interviewer that you are willing to learn and are serious about the role that you're interviewing for.
I'd say - avoid comparing yourself with other candidates. Do not even care to talk about how you are better than others who are interviewing for the same job. It's the job of the interviewer to decide that and they know how to do it.
Here's what I'd answer -
Thank you for the question. Ever since my childhood, my family has taught me the importance of owning responsibility of my actions. It's perhaps one of the most difficult things I've been taught in life and now it's a strong part of who I am. That said, this job itself looks quite exciting to me and something I'd really love to take; if given a chance.
I'm aware that I may not be the 'best' candidates you'll interview today but what I can guarantee is that you'll have the fastest learner on the job. I believe what I know today can be improved and I'm willing to do that in this job. I hope you'll consider me.
When you bring up words like 'childhood' and 'family' - you're already touching strong emotion 'buttons'. Then, you follow with words like 'strong', 'responsibility', 'best', etc. Those are the words that register in mind quickly and enhance your chances of getting selected.
Keep in mind that, why should we select you is not a casual question that interviewers will ask towards the end of the Interview. It's your chance to turn the interview in your favour.
I hope this helps.
In my case there was only one occasion when this question came up. With one difference: I was the one who asked the question.
In IIT M one of my responsibilities was with the Chemical Engineering Instrumentation Lab. We had a lot of German control instruments and routine experiments. I added some creativity in making students make sensors from ground up. Very crude ones like a bimetal sensor made by soldering strips of copper and iron foil together. The sensors worked. Students were thrilled and continued with the routine experiments with more zest. The German professor asked me to go to Aachen in Germany and work with him.
Around this time Prof George Burnet, Chief of Chem Engg a IOWA State University (He was involved with developing the Uranium enrichment by Gas Centrifugation for the Manhattan Project) came to India for a Indo-American Academic programme. I worked with him at an advanced Summer School programme. He suggested that I could join him at the Iowa State University for research work.
Though in Chem Engg department, I used to work very closely with Prof. S.Ramaseshan, then HOD Physics at IIT M. He was asked to set up a major materials science and technology division at the National Aerospace Lab. He mooted the idea that I should leave IIT M and join NAL. I told him about the other two options and asked why I should choose NAL. He said that the others were routine. What he was trying at NAL was something new, tough and creative. Eminently worth doing.
The curious thing is that as in academic discussions in those days, the discussion completely bypassed designations or salaries. The work content was what was supposed to be the inducement for a person to take up an assignment. The others were incidental.
I joined NAL. Only when my first salary came we found that I was getting Rs.10 per month less than in the previous job. Ten rupees mattered somewhat in those days. There is a government rule that a person should not be paid less than what he received in an earlier appointment. I was paid the difference (a princely sum of Rs.120 for the year) as an ex-gratia payment. I crossed that hurdle when I completed a year.
The answer which popped up in my mind is," I am unique in my own ways which I think makes me better contender for this job".
I know this is not much immpressive answer but there is a reason behind answering this as your answer.
After listening to it, the interviewer may ask you about, what makes you unique?
You can say, 'I really enjoy learning new things and find that it's easy for me to pick up on required skills.'
That's just my point of view. I think when you are in an interview, try to drive it by your own. You can automatically change the questions of interviewer by answering them in your own way.
In answering this question I believe the interviewee is to offer a summary and a concise detail of his/ her suitability for the post of the interview. This should include description and affirmation of having suitable skills and background experience to work in that position, ones adaptability to change, relevant academic experience and not to forget an expression of the true conviction and passion to work in the given position.
One can also single out some of best experiences or intriguing facts you may have discovered about the company during your preparation or personal observation about the company.
The question has the answer itself. So just think enough and be diplomatic here too.
For my interview, i answered accordingly:-
Being a tech enthusiast, I feel my knowledge and skill-set match here perfectly. But being a fresher and to prove myself I will be happy to showcase my project where you can decide my technical skills there. Also I am person who likes playing sport and be a team player. If a given a chance I can prove myself.
I have watched the organization's business and tried to understand it and put on my ideas , how could we as a team can grow it using some innovations and some brainstorming. I can also handle pressure and to me the best way to work is like that. I know its the wrong way but still, I could achieve more while being in pressure and I am trying to do better in improving my skills in this area. So I guess, you as a recruiter and me as a candidate, we both are looking for match and I assure you to do my best with utmost transparency!!
Maybe its right or wrong but I prepared it and said it in the interview!!? Post your suggestion on this type of answer..
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