Archive: Mon Jun 2012

Online recruiter to candidate – ‘why should I hire you’?

Job candidates waiting for their interview with an online recruiterHere’s a great little piece of online recruitment knowledge we’d like to share with you…

Why should I hire you? – this is one of the most daunting questions you can be asked by a recruiter in an interview. How do you answer this? If you already know what the employer is looking for in your answer then it makes answering it a little bit easier.

They want to know if you match up to the requirements of the position. List your experiences and how these are transferable to this position. Also add any other experiences you may have that will benefit the role further.

They will want to know that you will fit in well with their company. Explain how you are a team player, hard worker, committed and adaptable to situations and changes – when/if the going gets tough you can pull you weight. Do your homework on the company and praise their products, service, reputation etc.

They will also want to know that you are committed to the job. Tell them how you are hard- working, motivated and dedicated. This is the job you want. It’s not just a stepping stone in your career and that you want to contribute to the success of their company.

Now that you know why the interviewer is asking this question, you will be better prepared with your answer, if you enjoyed this post then be sure to subscribe to our online recruitment blog for lots more related articles full of recruitment tips, advice and help.

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