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What to say in an interview when asked Why should I hire you

Interview Coaching Guide

by Adriana Herrera

What to say in an interview when asked why should I hire you

If you need help figuring out what to say in an interview when asked why should I hire you then this interview coaching guide is for you.

This guide gives you interactive interview preparation tools to:

  • Create a stand out interview answer
  • Practice and perfect the delivery of your Why should I hire you interview answer 

Let’s get started!

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This Why should I hire you interview answer coaching guide is created to help people:

  • From different industries,
  • With different backgrounds, and
  • With different learning styles,

Develop interview skills, build interview confidence, and get the job offer.

To help everyone succeed an audio option is provided.

To activate the audio option highlight words on the page and click the play button. The words you highlighted will be read aloud.

About the Author

Adriana HerreraAdriana Herrera is founder of Interview Destiny. She is an internationally recognized social entrepreneur. She has interviewed hundreds of job applicants for technical, creative, retail, manufacturing, design, customer support, inclusion and accessibility, marketing, communications, management, founder, and advisor positions. She has also built software to scale hiring, training, employee onboarding, and employee assessment for businesses in emerging markets.

She was inspired to create Interview Destiny after she came across unemployment data detailing how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted Latinos, African-Americans, and Native-Americans, and a talented friend of hers was laid off, became overwhelmed with the interview preparation process, and asked her for help to prepare for interviews.

She is passionate about creating access to tools that help others develop skills to achieve their goals. As the first person in her family to attend college and build a career in the United States she knows what it’s like to be qualified yet passed over for opportunities. Adriana is especially passionate about helping women, those who identify as underrepresented, under-resourced, and underpaid. 

Her work building tech for social good earned her an invitation to contribute a column to The New York Times online, funding from Facebook to participate in an engineering bootcamp, and global features in media such as Entrepreneur Magazine as a “Do Good Business Entrepreneur To Watch”, NBC Universal as a “Top 10 Latino Innovator”, Forbes, Fast Company, TechCrunch, amongst many other media outlets.

Why should I hire you?

Why should I hire you Interview Question

Interviewers ask the open ended interview question “Why should I hire you?” to see what case you will make to be the person hired. 

When the interviewer asks “Why should I hire you?” they are looking for an answer that gives them indisputable reasons to end the hiring process and hire you. 

Interviewers want concrete and specific details that make it easy to hire you.

The worst way to answer this question is to provide a general answer. 

General answers such as…

“I’m a hard worker and love the industry” or 

“I feel my skills and experiences have led me to this opportunity” or 

“I’m a team player and get things done quickly” are absolute flops

When the interviewer asks you “Why should I hire you?” you want to be very specific about what you’ve done in your work history that provides indisputable facts that explain how you are a “hard worker,” “team player,” and “get things done quickly.” 

More importantly you want your Why should I hire you interview answer to make it clear to the interviewer what outcomes being a “hard worker,” “team player,” and “getting things done quickly” achieved for previous employers. 

A Good Answer For Why Should I Hire You

The 5 Details Your Interview Answer Must Have

The Five Details That Tell the Interviewer Why They Should Hire You

The 5 Details A Good Answer For Why Should I Hire You Must Have 


A good answer for Why should I hire you should:

  1. Connect the dots between your experience, achievements, and the position
  2. Detail why you will not require a lot of training and will quickly produce outcomes
  3. Emphasize that the information on your resume is true 
  4. Detail how you will add to a positive work environment
  5. Detail how hiring you will reflect positively on them

Each of the five interview answer details above addresses the mindset of the interviewer and makes it easy for the interviewer to say “You’re hired!”

Why should I hire you is a One of the Best Questions for Interviewees

What to say in an interview when asked why should i hire you (Sample answer) hero

“Why should I hire you?” is a One of the Best Questions for Interviewees 

Interviewees should not fear the Why should I hire you interview question or over think what to say in an interview when asked why should I hire you

Being asked this interview question gives the interviewee an opportunity to make it very clear to the interviewer that they:

  • Are an eager and interested candidate 
  • Did their homework on the company
  • Did their homework on the position and understand the requirements of the job
  • Understand how they will use their previous experience, achievements, and talents to meet the responsibilities of the position 

 

Why should I hire you Answer

Fill in the Blank Template

Why should I hire you answer

What to say in an interview when asked Why should I hire you (Fill in the blank template):

I am passionate about the [INSERT INDUSTRY] industry.

I want to find a position at a company that [INSERT SOMETHING ABOUT THE COMPANY] where I can contribute my experiences and achievements.

I understand that this position requires [INSERT THE NUMBER ONE JOB RESPONSIBILITY].

I previously [EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DID IN ANOTHER POSITION] this achieved [INSERT POSITIVE OUTCOME WITH METRICS]

If hired I would apply the skills I’ve learned to achieve similar results by [INSERT HOW YOU WOULD APPROACH THE JOB RESPONSIBILITY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS]

I also see that this position [INSERT THE NUMBER TWO JOB RESPONSIBILITY].

I previously [EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DID IN ANOTHER POSITION] this achieved [INSERT POSITIVE OUTCOME WITH METRICS]

If hired I would feel comfortable working with the team to [INSERT HOW YOU WOULD APPROACH A TEAM JOB RESPONSIBILITY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS]. Together we’d be able to [INSERT OUTCOME].

The position also requires [INSERT THE NUMBER THREE JOB RESPONSIBILITY].

I previously [EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DID IN ANOTHER POSITION] this achieved [INSERT POSITIVE OUTCOME WITH METRICS]

If hired I would be able to quickly [INSERT HOW YOU WOULD APPROACH THE NUMBER THREE JOB RESPONSIBILITY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS] to [INSERT THE THIRD JOB RESPONSIBILITY].

As someone who has a growth mindset I welcome opportunities to learn skills and approach challenges with a positive attitude. This position would give me an opportunity to [INSERT SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN]

My previous employer and team can provide additional reasons why you should hire me. I’m happy to put you in touch with them. Would you like me to make an introduction to them? 

Why this interview answer helps you ace the interview

The Why should I hire you interview answer above includes each of the five details a good answer to Why should I hire you should have.

The Why should I hire you interview answer makes it very clear:

  • How the interviewee’s professional background relates to the job
  • Why the interviewee would be able to hit the ground running (and require little training to start making an impact)
  • That the interviewee is telling the truth (because they offer introductions to employers and former colleagues that can vouch for them)
  • That the interviewee is a team player
  • That the interviewee put in the work to prepare for the interview, has credibility via references, and is very likely to reflect positively on them if hired


Create your own Why should I hire you answer

I’ve made it very easy for you to create your own job specific answer to the interview question, “Why should I hire you?”

Use the Why should I hire you?” Interview Answer Creator below to help you create a stand out answer to this interview question.

Why should I hire you Sample Answer

Example Interview Answer Using the Advertising Industry and an Available Account Manager Position

Why should I hire you Sample answer

What to say in an interview when asked Why should I hire you Sample Answer

The sample answer below was created using the fill in the blank interview answer format provided above. The format works for any industry. The sample answer below is for an Account Manager position in the advertising industry.

Why should I hire you sample answer for the advertising industry:

I am passionate about the advertising industry.

I want to find a position at a company that is using cutting edge ad technologies where I can contribute my experiences and achievements.

I understand that this position requires account management.

I previously provided a roster of 22 clients monthly project management support. This achieved average monthly ad spend budgets of $23,000/ client. 

If hired I would apply the skills I’ve learned to achieve similar results by learning each client’s unique goals and creating a result-oriented goal to product solution roadmap that can easily be used by the client’s to measure monthly success and feel comfortable to increase ad spend budgets. 

I also see that this position requires management of illegal ad strategies.

I previously worked with my former employer’s ad fraud team to learn the latest ad fraud tactics. I shared the information with the entire account management team. This achieved above average ad scores for all our clients, because the number of fraudulent ads decreased. This also helped reduce the workload on the ads fraud team by 12% which saved the department an average of $102,000 quarterly. 

If hired I would feel comfortable working with the team to be a go-between departments for hard to communicate and budget intensive projects. Together we’d be able to streamline processes that would result in less workload for everyone…this would decrease team stress and how much the company is spending fixing errors that could have been prevented. 

The position also requires working with engineering to help large clients integrate third-party apps.

I previously worked with each of my clients to understand the type of results they wanted to achieve and used the information to create project specifications for engineering. This achieved the creation of clear project integration roadmaps, budgets that were always approved by clients, and positive new client onboarding experiences. 

If hired I would be able to quickly build relationships with clients and translate their needs into projectspecifications to provide engineering the details they need to integrate third-party apps for large clients.

As someone who has a growth mindset I welcome opportunities to learn skills and approach challenges with a positive attitude. This position would give me an opportunity to work with management to organize quarterly business reviews to ensure all account management teams are achieving results, not just mine. 

My previous employer and team can provide additional reasons why you should hire me. I’m happy to put you in touch with them. Would you like me to make an introduction to them? 

Why should I hire you Answer Worksheet

Interactive Interview Answer Creator

Why should I hire you worksheet (Interview Answer Creator)

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Practice Your Why Should I Hire You Answer

Interview Answer Practice Recorder Provided

Practice Your Why Should I Hire You Answer

Practice Your Why Should I Hire You Interview Answer

While the Why should I hire you interview answer creator creates you a “script” when never want to answer the question sounding like you memorized a script. 

You want to sound knowledgeable, professional, prepared, capable, and confident. 

Use your interview answer “script” as a foundation of talking points to hit when answering the question.

The interview answer talking point framework consists of:

  • Three examples that connect your professional experience and achievements to the responsibilities of the position
  • One example that shows how you collaborate with team members to achieve outcomes
  • One credibility enhancing statement
  • One statement about your growth goals as they relate to the position

Use the provided Interview Answer Practice Recorder to practice your Why should I hire you answer aloud.

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Practice Your Interview Answer

1.) Complete the Why should I hire you worksheet (Interview Answer Creator)
2.) Access your interview answer
3.) Click record and practice
4.) Work on sounding clear, confident, and having natural professional excitement

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Play back each practice recording.

To begin, listen specifically for the content of what you answered.

Did you hit each of the talking points provided in your “script?”

When you hit each of the talking points start listening to your Why should I hire you interview answer for how you sound.

Do you sound natural and clear?

When each point of your Why should I hire you interview answer is clearly and naturally delivered you will have created a job specific, confident, stand out interview answer.

Now It’s Your Turn

Did you use the interview answer creator to create a Why should I hire you answer? Want feedback on it? Share your interview answer in the comments section. Maybe you have a question about what you should include in your interview answer or want to share something you learned.  Whatever your thought or question, leave it in the comments and I’ll get back to you.

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