by Work Her Way Expert Contributor Laura Browne
When I was looking to hire an assistant a few years ago, I asked all the candidates the same typical question, “Why should I hire you?”
One candidate surprised me with her fabulous answer and it convinced me that I should hire her. I’ve shared this answer with other hiring managers since then and their response has been overwhelmingly positive. I want to show you how you can use this answer in your next interview to get hired.
Her answer was, “I will make your job easier”. It was a simple statement that I had never heard before in an interview. She went on to explain what she would do to help me do my job and I hired her. I have to add that she has in fact made my job much easier.
She touched on something that’s missing from most interviews. Hiring managers want to know what you will do for them. Certainly they need to know what you have done in the past, but you need to convince them that hiring you will really help them with their job.
They want to know if you will be an asset to them. For example, will you be a quick learner, support their ideas, and save them time by focusing on their key issues? Or will you be someone that drains their time? For example, will you just focus on your pet projects, fight their ideas, or make them spend time dealing with problems that you cause with other team members? You can get hired if you can convince them not just that you can do the job, but that you can also help them do THEIR job easier, faster or better. Read More...
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