Stand Out Answers
Category : Career Articles
Do you often wonder how to answer the age old interview questions that everyone seems to get asked? How can you come up with a stand out answer that will get you hired? Here are some clever ways to get noticed in a sea of applicants.
Q: Why should we hire you instead of someone else?
A: Well, I don’t know everyone else you’re interviewing, so I can’t compare myself to them. But I can tell you about me. I have a solid reputation of impressing everyone I’ve ever worked for in the past, so there’s no reason to think I won’t impress you, too.
Q: What are your career goals?
A: I find that in many cases, people fall into their careers through life changes, economical states and market conditions. My career plan is to do my best at every job, to seek opportunities for myself and the company I work for, and to be flexible and adjust when necessary to keep up with industry changes.
Q: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
A: Five years from now I hope I’m well on my way to the top of my chosen profession. I might also decide to pursue an advanced degree in my spare time so I can be more valuable to my employer.
Q: Do you have any questions for me?
A: Yes, I do. I’m very interested to learn about…..
Q: Why do you want to work here?
A: I’ve done a lot of research on this company. I admire it because…. I want to work for the best company in this industry, and this is the one.
Q: What are your salary requirements?
A: I always feel it’s best to work within budget considerations. I’d feel more comfortable if you could make me an offer and we can negotiate from there.
Now that you have some suggestions for these common, age old questions, you won’t be caught off guard when they come up in your next interview!