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Ashley Wilson
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Content Manager at Jobcase

The most common question asked during an interview or at a job fair is, “Why should we hire you?”

Answering these 5 simple questions and writing them down will help you pull your pitch together in NO time, so you feel prepared and confident. Let's take a look!

• What is the EXACT job description (write it down) and how do MY skills match up with it? Be as specific as possible.

• Why do I really want this job beyond having a steady paycheck and/or benefits/other perks? Make sure to focus on what you can bring to them not the other way around!

• What are three awesome things I did in my previous role (think skills and experiences) that I can offer in this one?

• What are the five strongest reasons I am a great fit for this job?

• What are some positive things I can say about the company I want to to work for, and how can I connect what they do with what I can bring to them?

Tips/tricks

-Tailor your pitch to the company, make it about them!

-Keep your pitch simple, short and memorable. It should be 30 seconds to a minute but not much longer.

-They want to know what you bring to the table so stick to your plan and don’t lose focus and ramble.

-By the end of the pitch, the employer should know who you are, what you do, and what you are looking for.

Check out these [samples pitches] (https://www.thebalancecareers.com/elevator-speech-examples-and-writing-tips-2061976) and other ideas!

So, what will you say when they ask...

Why should we hire you?

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Ifeanyi Anwuli
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I need any kind of job please

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Christine Wangari
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Housekeeper at Saudi Arabia

Hi am Christine can I get a job like housekeeper or cleaner

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Homer Carey
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Lab Technician at State Of Florida

Tell me exactly what to say. I ca. can read a script.

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Try a company called sykes

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Michelle Brodeur
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I need work at home jobs

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bob evans
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Service Porter at Northgate Chrysler

Junior level .Net software developer looking for literally anything at this point! Thank you

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Chris Kelow
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None at Restaurant L Downtown Cincinnati

Am willing to help an kind of way I just need a job

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Carmendelvictoria Otero
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Lift Coordinator at City Of Peekskill

Thank you!

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Newton Banos
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Assembler

This one always gets me so thanks.

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