Have you ever been posed with a question for which the answer is obvious but you cannot state the obvious? Well, this is just that kind of a question. Here’s how to answer a well-thought response to such a question.
Always try to know the reason behind non-technical questions like these. “Why this job” or “Why should we hire you” or “Why do you think you fit this role”. The reason should be one or many of the following things.
So let us see some basic and mandatory rules that will help in forming a response which will help you in succeeding the interview.
You can start by highlighting your past experience or qualification, mention the special achievements worth citing relevant to the career, and that your aspirations lie in this track. Here the interviewer might cross-question you to see how far you are willing to go. So he/she might even ask like “Almost all our applicants to this position have done the same things. Why should we hire you?” When you come prepared for the interview after understanding the job requirements and also you have knowledge about the company, then you can answer this question calmly and confidently and have a fair chance of winning it.
Emphasize on the core values of the company, their moto and work ethics. Frame your response which is built on what the company needs from you. You can say that your aspirations are in-line with the company’s and when you saw the job vacancy notification, you couldn’t wait to apply as that is exactly what you have been looking for and you believe that while working for them, you can work together for what they thrive and both can benefit in the process.
This way, you can show them that you are serious about the job.