Question 7: Why should we hire you?
TRAPS: Believe it or not, this is a killer question because so many candidates are unprepared for it. If you stammer or adlib you’ve blown it.
BEST ANSWER: By now you can see how critical it is to apply the overall strategy of uncovering the employer’s needs before you answer questions. If you know the employer’s greatest needs and desires, this question will give you a big leg up over other candidates because you will give him better reasons for hiring you than anyone else is likely to…reasons tied directly to his needs. Whether your interviewer asks you this question explicitly or not, this is the most important question of your interview because he must answer this question favorably in his own mind before you will be hired. So help him out! Walk through each of the position’s requirements as you understand them, and follow each with a reason why you meet that requirement so well.
I am fresher with required qualities what your organisation is needed. And if you let me to continue in your organisation. I assure you that my complete aim is to work for the company growth in efficient time.I will give my 100%. I am also self-confidence, smart and hard worker and have positive attitude toward work. I will put my all efforts for progress of organization.
I don’t say that you have to hire me just because you have requirement and I have qualification, I strongly believe that I possess creative skills and can adaptable in any situation. As far as I need challenges rather than sticking to particular job profile, so sir if you hire me, your company can get a best employee for growth of myself and your company too, mutual consent. – Submitted by Mr. Raghu
Question 8: Aren’t you overqualified for this position?
TRAPS: The employer may be concerned that you’ll grow dissatisfied and leave.
BEST ANSWER: As with any objection, don’t view this as a sign of imminent defeat. It’s an invitation to teach the interviewer a new way to think about this situation, seeing advantages instead of drawbacks.
“Because of my unusually strong experience in ________________, I could start to contribute right away, perhaps much faster than someone who’d have to be brought along more slowly.”
“From my side, there are strong benefits, as well. Right now, I am unemployed. I want to work, very much, and the position you have here is exactly what I love to do and am best at. I’ll be happy doing this work and that’s what matters most to me, a lot more that money or title.”
“Most important, I’m looking to make a long term commitment in my career now. I’ve had enough of job-hunting and want a permanent spot at this point in my career. I also know that if I perform this job with excellence, other opportunities cannot help but open up for me right here. In time,I’ll find many other ways to help this company and in so doing, help myself. I really am looking to make a long-term commitment.”
“As a fresher I am sure I am not an over qualified person for this position. I need to study, be a good team player in the company I work at.”
“The Things Known by us May Not be Known by others, and Known by Others may not be Known by us. And So Sir, According to me None are over Qualified for any kind of Position, Instead they can Learn Much More Things and makes them to move forward.”
NOTE: The main concern behind the “overqualified” question is that you will leave your new employer as soon as something better comes your way. Anything you can say to demonstrate the sincerity of your commitment to the employer and reassure him that you’re looking to stay for the long-term will help you overcome this objection.
Question 9: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
TRAPS: One reason interviewers ask this question is to see if you’re settling for this position, using it merely as a stopover until something better comes along. Or they could be trying to gauge your level of ambition. If you’re too specific, i.e., naming the promotions you someday hope to win, you’ll sound presumptuous. If you’re too vague, you’ll seem rudderless who has no planning in future.
BEST ANSWER: Reassure your interviewer that you’re looking to make a long-term commitment…that this position entails exactly what you’re looking to do and what you do extremely well. As for your future, you believe that if you perform each job at hand with excellence, future opportunities will take care of themselves.
“I am definitely interested in making a long-term commitment to my next position. Judging by what this job profile told me about this position, it’s exactly what I’m looking for and what I am very well qualified to do. In terms of my future career path, I’m confident that if I do my work with excellence, opportunities will inevitable open up for
me. It’s always been that way in my career, and I’m confident I’ll have similar opportunities here.”
“Although my initial focus would be to work to my full potential in the job I am applying for. After 5 years I would see myself to be better skilled in my profession. I would like that people would admire me for my work and the company would grow more with my help.”
“Well 5 years is a long time to predict though. But yes I would prefer myself being a responsible person for my organisation and I will still be in the learning process as always.”
“In five years from now I want to see myself at responsible position where my company see me as valuable assets an at the same time to grow with the company.”
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