Ashley Wilson
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The most common question asked during an interview is, “Why should we hire you?” Answer these 5 simple questions to help you pull your pitch together in NO time!

1 What are the 5 strongest reasons I am a great fit for this job?

2 What are 4 positive things I can say about the company, and how can I connect what they do to what I can bring to them?

3 What are 3 positive things I did in my previous job that I can offer in this one?

4 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!

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

Tips/tricks

-Tailor your pitch to the company, focus more on them than yourself.

-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.

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

By answering these questions you will know what to say, feel confident and OWN the interview!

What do YOU do to get your pitch ready?

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Kesha Stevens

Those are all good pointers and tips that make u a great candidate for any potential job that u are out to get or seeking. Keep up the up the work and good correspondence within yourselves these are all helpful tips and correspondence with each other this is great team work and effort for everyone out there looking for that right job or position. THAT is good responds with positive feedback continue to support each other and I will do so as well everyone have a great weekend.

Those are all good pointers and tips that make u a great candidate for any potential job that u are out to get or seeking. Keep up the up the work and good correspondence within yourselves these are all helpful tips and correspondence with each other this is great team work and effort for everyone out there looking for that right job or position. THAT is good responds with positive feedback continue to support each other and I will do so as well everyone have a great weekend.

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Roger Arnold

I'm a hard working and good with people

I'm a hard working and good with people

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Kimberly Johnson

I never received this one in my latest interview this last week. Rather it was "What inspired you to apply for this position?"

Creative regards,

Kim

I never received this one in my latest interview this last week. Rather it was "What inspired you to apply for this position?"

Creative regards,

Kim

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Cynda Clay

The one question that got me years ago was " Why should I NOT hire you?" After a very long pause I responded with " Because I don't know how to answer this question." I thought I was ready and if he would have asked me why he should have hired me I would have known exactly how to answer but NO! I had to get the question that made my heart stop and unable to speak. He laughed really hard and said that was a great answer and hired me. I'm sure employers are mainly interested in hearing your response under pressure. Point is be prepared but not so much that you sound arrogant or cocky. There was 20 people he interviewed that prepared that day same as you and came across harsh.or like nothing special. Your uniqueness stands out more than anything. Breath and be yourself. Let the real you shine and you can't go wrong!

The one question that got me years ago was " Why should I NOT hire you?" After a very long pause I responded with " Because I don't know how to answer this question." I thought I was ready and if he would have asked me why he should have hired me I would have known exactly how to answer but NO! I had to get the question that made my heart stop and unable to speak. He laughed really hard and said that was a great answer and hired me. I'm sure employers are mainly interested in hearing your response under pressure. Point is be prepared but not so much that you sound arrogant or cocky. There was 20 people he interviewed that prepared that day same as you and came across harsh.or like nothing special. Your uniqueness stands out more than anything. Breath and be yourself. Let the real you shine and you can't go wrong!

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I once went to an interview with a shirt and tie and just my underwear on. the boss said what happen to your pants? I wasn't ready.

I once went to an interview with a shirt and tie and just my underwear on. the boss said what happen to your pants? I wasn't ready.

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dolores adams

Do my homework to know the company's mission.

Do my homework to know the company's mission.

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John Huang

Great advice! The only thing I would add is figure out what their biggest 2-3 challenges or opportunities are for that group before the interview and make sure your answers address them. By being specific on how you add value to their team will make it much easier for the interviewer to give you the green light. When I mock interview people the biggest problem I always see is interviewees making the response too much about them and not what the company needs.

Great advice! The only thing I would add is figure out what their biggest 2-3 challenges or opportunities are for that group before the interview and make sure your answers address them. By being specific on how you add value to their team will make it much easier for the interviewer to give you the green light. When I mock interview people the biggest problem I always see is interviewees making the response too much about them and not what the company needs.

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Robert Stevens

Good advice! Thx!

Good advice! Thx!

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Yvonne Hegarty

Hi Ashley, Thanks for this information, I always find your post's very helpful and interesting. Take care. Yvonne

Hi Ashley, Thanks for this information, I always find your post's very helpful and interesting. Take care. Yvonne

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Jeremiah Gupton

Thanks for sharing the following advice. To get my pitch ready just answer the questions that are short to the point without having a lot of editing of explaining between each response given.

Thanks for sharing the following advice. To get my pitch ready just answer the questions that are short to the point without having a lot of editing of explaining between each response given.

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