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1 of 30 Common Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 4th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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Bragging about yourself in an interview can be tough to do, but this is your time to shine! Which characteristics and career accomplishments have made you a stand-out candidate? Perhaps you have received some academic awards or have been given individual accolades in your most recent position. There is nobody like you, and now you need to express that to the interviewer.

Professional Answer Examples
General
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"I am the best candidate for you because I have a consistent history of exceeding my targets and goals for the past three years. I have been promoted two times in the last year which is nearly unheard of in my current company. In addition to these successes, I have very excellent cold calling skills which I will put to work immediately after being hired by your company."

Admin
Answer example

"I believe my success with your company will come from having all of the hard skills that you are looking for, whether learned in school or gained through work experience. I know all the key players in this region and stay informed of best practices so that I can be the most supportive executive assistant out there."

Manager
Answer example

"I am the best candidate for you because I show levels of dedication and follow through that is uncommon in the workplace. As a manager, my team members are always very responsive to my upbeat and open approach. You will not be disappointed in my performance if you choose to hire me."

Marketing
Answer example

"I believe I'm the best candidate for your company because I have a background in sales, I've worked as a freelance marketing consultant, and now I have worked on the agency side as well. Combining these three silos of marketing is something I know will be of tremendous value to your organization and the sales and marketing projects we will work on together. Also, I want it more than anyone else. This position is a calculated move for me, not one of desperation or a blind leap, so I know that I would be a great fit for you, and you for me."

Retail
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"I believe I'm the best candidate for your company because of my decade of experience at your competitor. I have experience in the specific department in question, as a team leader, and I look forward to building on those leadership skills with your organization. I know I can make an immediate, and long-term, impact."

Sales
Answer example

"When I read your job posting I smiled from ear to ear because it was as though you had written it with me in mind. I know that I am the best candidate for this role because I have three years of exceeding my sales goals, inside and outside sales experience, and I know the industry. Also, I was the fastest promoted in my previous position and have led the rollout of new markets in my current position, making me ideally positioned for helping you continue to build your sales organization, markets, and exceed financial metrics. Not to mention, I am looking for a company that I can stay with for the long-term, something that you mentioned you value as well."

Teacher
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"I know that I would be an excellent fit for the rest of the Spanish team, the faculty as a whole, and can bring a unique, fun perspective to the Spanish department and students. Not only am I bilingual, but also I lived in Spain, Mexico, and Colombia for a total of 8 years. I feel this uniquely positions me to leverage that real-life experience to educate my students. By bringing my academic, professional, and real-life experiences to my students, I can create an engaging classroom and ignite excitement in my students."

Stage Manager
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"In addition to my educational qualifications and experience which I believed prepared me for this role, I am a hard-worker, a team player and work tirelessly to get the job done. I thrive on challenges and always remain extremely committed to the success of any project."

Slot Attendant
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"I believe that my determination and willingness to work hard makes me the best candidate for this job. I am always ready for challenges and never hesitate to work hard when needed."

Underwriter
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"I know that you may have received applications from several applicants that have the same qualifications as I do, but what possibly makes me different and better from the others is my excellent risk analysis skills accompanied with the fact that I trained under the best in this profession. Also, I am very punctual and organized and have a great attention to detail which also means I make almost no errors in my work."

Wildlife Biologist
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"You should hire me because I have the right educational and professional qualifications that you require, as well as the right personality traits. I am a hardworking professional, a team player and have excellent relationship building skills."

Psychiatrist
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"I'm the best candidate for this role because​ of the years of experience working with Autistic adults that I bring to the table. Knowing that this position will work a majority of the time with Autistic adults, the experience that "

Stock Broker
Answer example

"I know that I am the strongest candidate for you because I graduated top in my class. I have top marks in my MBA program so far and have consistently shown my abilities as a leader. In addition to this, I have a very strong history of sales success in previous positions. I am fluent in Cantonese which will also help me tap into that client base very easily."

Union Representative
Answer example

"I believe in myself and the job that I am doing. I have good relations with my fellow workers and have earned a lot of respect in this field in the past few years. My colleagues respect and trust me which I believe is very important for an ideal candidate for this job."

Newspaper Delivery Driver
Answer example

"I am the best candidate for the job because I am quick, I am always on time, and I am flexible working various hours thorough the day."

Wildlife Officer
Answer example

"I am a hard worker who does not hesitate to go above and beyond to ensure successful completion of projects, and I am more than willing to take on duties beyond my original job scope. I sincerely believe the company's success is my success."

Swim Instructor
Answer example

"I feel that I am the best candidate, not only because I have all of the experience that you are looking for, but also because I have gone over and above the required education. I recently completed my level 4 instructors' course. In addition to this I also speak two languages so I am able to assist students in both English and Spanish."

Home Health Aide
Answer example

"I come with excellent references and great performance reviews that I am happy to provide to you. My clients frequently say that I am the most attentive Aide they have ever had."

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
Answer example

"There are a lot of hardworking tailors. I'm one of them. But what separates me from the rest of them is the fact that I truly love this profession. To me, I love making cloth come to life. And that means that my enthusiasm will spread—from me to you, to my coworkers, and all the way to your customers. And your customers will be yours for life."

Legal Assistants
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"I feel I am the best candidate for you because I am highly skilled and experienced in divorce law, which is your firm's primary focus. Also, I am bilingual which makes me able to assist English and Spanish speaking clients."

School Bus Driver
Answer example

"I have worked with kids and know what to expect. Driving a bus is a great responsibility, and I am good at staying alert and paying attention. I make sure my kids understand the rules and I let them know when they crossed the line. I am firm, but I have a good attitude and take pride in my work."

Sous Chef
Answer example

"I feel that I am the best candidate for you because I have a great amount of leadership experience as well as strong training in a variety of cuisines. I have aspirations to be the best executive chef in the city and would love to do that with your restaurant group."

Urban and Regional Planners
Answer example

"I feel that I am the best candidate for you because I bring direct experience in the types of community and residential projects that you specialize in. I am also a very strong technical artist and won the design award last year in my current company."

Voice Over Artist
Answer example

"I believe I am the best candidate for the job because your company focuses on comedic voice overs and I consider myself a comedian. I feel that I work best in cartoon roles that are humorous, and I take on all of my characters very seriously and can adapt to their personalities to bring them to life."

Substance Abuse Counselor
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"Since substance abuse counseling isn't a one size fits all solution I pride myself at being a problem solver that is known for thinking outside the box."

Security Manager
Answer example

"I am a good balance between being highly detailed and communicative with my team. Having a combination of people skills and technical skills helps me to train my team and manage high level security."

Water Treatment Operators
Answer example

"I feel that my blend of education and experience is a strong match for this role. Also, I bring a proven track record of accuracy, care in my work and strong leadership skills. Is there any reason why you feel I would not be the best candidate for this position?"

Voice Writing Reporter
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"I am the best candidate choice for this job because along with my years of experience others may not have, I have the personality that works well with being in the field and working with others."

Management Analyst
Answer example

"Technically, I believe that my past experience have given me sufficient knowledge and skills to fulfil the role of the Management Analyst position. Apart from that, I am also adaptable, analytical and efficient (or you can mention other qualities that they cited in the job description that applies to you) - all of which are what you are looking for for the best candidate."

Speech Pathology
Answer example

"My 10 years of experience working within the school system as a Speech Pathologist makes me the best candidate for this position. I have a strong passion helping kids at the middle school level, when children are often at the most trying times of their young lives."

Training Specialist
Answer example

"I am skilled and well versed in multiple learning and development techniques. I have the experience to bring to your organization and am willing to give everything I have to offer to ensure your business's training is flawless."

Usher
Answer example

"You should hire me because I have the right educational and professional qualifications that you require, as well as the right personality traits. I am a hardworking professional, am customer-oriented and have excellent relationship building skills."

Typist
Answer example

"As you can see on my resume, I have the required educational qualifications, holding a bachelor's and master's degree in X, as well as years of relevant experience. I furthermore am a hard worker, a team player and work tirelessly."

Customer Representative
Answer example

"I feel that I am the strongest candidate for the job because I bring everything that you are looking for in your next employee. I believe my communication skills are my best asset, I thoroughly enjoy pleasing customers, and I have experience using the customer service software you have described in your job posting. In addition to possessing these qualities, I have an excellent track record as a customer service representative which gives me a running start at this job."

Power Plant Operator
Answer example

"I believe that I am the best Power Plant Operator for you because I have taken the Plant Operator and Power Plant Maintenance exams. I passed both with flying colors and have proven reading comprehension, mechanical assembly, mathematics and mechanical skills. I also have a top-notch ability to interpret tables and graphs."

Landscape Architect
Answer example

"I am the best candidate for this role as I have the relevant educational qualifications for this role, in addition to numerous years of experience in the field. I furthermore saw on your job posting that you are looking for a serious candidate with strong project management, team management and organizational skills, and I already possess these skills."

High School Teacher
Answer example

"I am the best teacher for you because I have a consistent history of excelling in my previous teaching roles. I have been nominated and awarded Teacher of the Year for five consecutive years. In addition to these successes, I have a strong ability to make fast and effective relationships with my students."

Neurologist
Answer example

"I believe my dedication to furthering neurological studies and the compassion that I have for my patients is something that will make me an asset if I am given the opportunity to work here."

Real Estate Receptionist
Answer example

"I am a hard worker who does not hesitate to go above and beyond to ensure successful completion of projects, and I am more than willing to take on duties beyond my original job scope. I sincerely believe the company's success is my success. I furthermore meet the required professional and educational qualifications for this role."

Autopsy Assistant
Answer example

"I'm a problem solver, motivated and am able to perform under pressure while keeping a positive attitude."

Zookeeper
Answer example

"I am the best Zookeeper for you because I possess all of the experience you are looking for, and more. In addition to my Degree in Marine Biology, I also have a major in chemistry. I bring a full understanding of animal care and am SCUBA trained. Also, I have additional leadership and PR training which means I could very easily be in a customer and vendor facing role in the future."

Treasury Assistant
Answer example

"As you can see on my resume, I have the required educational qualifications, holding a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting, as well as years of relevant treasury experience. I furthermore am a hard worker, a team player and work tirelessly."

Attendance Clerk
Answer example

"I believe that my administration skills along with my attention to detail and accuracy make me an excellent candidate for this job. I have always received praise for the quality of my work by my past supervisors."

Law Enforcement
Answer example

"You should hire me because I am unlike anyone else you have interviewed before. I am dedicated law enforcement, and engaged in this career path to the point where I commit myself to taking at least one career development or leadership related workshop every year. I am a competitive achiever, and an honest person. You won't be disappointed when you hire me."

Anesthesiologist Assistant
Answer example

"I am your best choice for this position because I am a well-rounded anesthesiologist assistant with a lot to offer. I am passionate about my work and am deeply committed to my patients. Being bi-lingual in both English and Spanish has given me an advantage in my career because I can clearly communicate with patients and families, and I know this will be an asset for you, with the patients your facility serves. With my many years of experience, the wide-range of facilities I have worked in, and my bi-lingual language skills, I think I will bring a lot to your team."

Newspaper Editor
Answer example

"I'm a very energetic person, and I'm also very creative. Altogether, I find ways to motivate the writers and brainstorm new directions that we can go in terms of the kinds of news that we cover and how we cover it. Through this approach, I think I can increase reader engagement and get us not just better advertising rates but also more acclaim."

Language Interpreter
Answer example

"I am a very strong interpreter with many years' experience in the field. What I can bring to you is my strong industry reputation and the fact that I am well versed in 4 languages. In addition to my language training, I also hold a Masters degree in Business which makes me a clear match for your business clientele."

Psychiatric Technicians
Answer example

"I am particularly motivated and am known for going above and beyond for employers."

911 Dispatcher
Answer example

"I am the best candidate for you because I have a consistent history of exceeding expectations for the past 3 years. I have been promoted two times in the last year which is nearly unheard of in my current department."

Receptionist
Answer example

"I feel that I am the strongest candidate for the job because I bring everything that you are looking for in your next receptionist. In addition to possessing these qualities, I have experience as a customer service representative which gives me an edge at dealing with different types of customers."

Nurse Anesthetist
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Residential Advisors
Answer example

"I am the best person for this position because I have attended this school for 3 years and I am well known to the student body. My grades are very high and I would be a strong role model to the other residents."

Surgical Technologist
Answer example

"I feel that I am the best surgical technologist for you because I graduated top of my class and bring excellent references from previous employers. I am eager to work and have a great track record of reliability."

Fashion Designer
Answer example

"You should hire me because I have the right educational and professional qualifications that you require, as well as the right personality traits. I am a hardworking professional, a team player and have excellent relationship building skills. I also saw on your website that you are in (X industry) and this is precisely the industry I wish to establish myself in because (X reasons why, such as skills previously acquired in that area). I am looking for a long-term opportunity and wish to grow within the organization."

Study Abroad Advisor
Answer example

"I'm well-organized, hardworking, and passionate about students' success and often find new ways to present information to inspire students. I also have extensive experience counseling students from different backgrounds."

Political Reporter
Answer example

"I believe I am the best candidate because like others, I am exceptionally good at getting interviews with top politicians. I believe my kind demeanor and my likability makes me the best candidate to score our station great interviews."

Model
Answer example

"I am versatile and happy to try my hand to anything. I am incredibly professional and adaptable at all times. I will try and try again, and am uninhibited in front of the camera."

Bacteriology Technician
Answer example

"I've always enjoyed studying the structure and function of human, animal, and plant tissues. My attention to detail and work ethic have been complimented by my supervision and I'm excited to get the chance to display it here."

Special Education Preschool Teacher
Answer example

"In addition to my educational qualifications and experience - professional and personal - which I believe have prepared me for this role, I am a hard-worker, a team player and work tirelessly to get the work done. I thrive on challenges and always remain extremely committed to my students and the the success of any initiatives."

Animal Shelter Worker
Answer example

"I'm qualified and passionate about your cause. I am excited about the idea of delivering value to your organization and will hustle for the opportunity to go above and beyond for your organization."

Correction Officer
Answer example

"In addition to my experience as a correction officer, I also have targeted training from my time in the military. I can teach combat and deescalation techniques to your junior staff. I am a fantastic coach and mentor."

Purchasing Manager
Answer example

"The fact that I am tech savvy as well as very well experienced in my job along with the skills that I have accumulated with time make me a deserving candidate for this job. Also, I have always been recognized for my exceptional efforts by my supervisors, thus I believe that I can be an asset for you."

Activities aide
Answer example

"I believe an activities aide should be outgoing and love people. This is a great job, but it requires a lot of hands on activity with patients. Being comfortable getting to know people is essential for this job."

Daycare Worker
Answer example

"In addition to winning the 'Employee of the Year' award in my current daycare center this year, I also bring an elevated level of education compared to most candidates. I have my Degree in Early Childhood Education and have also taught Level I FirstAid courses. I look forward to bringing this knowledge and influence to your esteemed daycare."

Animator
Answer example

"I am the best candidate for you because I show levels of dedication and follow through that is uncommon in the workplace. You will not be disappointed in my performance if you choose to hire me. In addition to being highly technically savvy, I also do what it takes to meet my deadlines at all times."

News Researcher
Answer example

"I am unique because of my prior experience in this field. You can set me apart from the rest because I have worked in the news field for many years and I know the kinds of stories that are important to find and how to help reporters investigate that others may not have experience with."

Floral Designer
Answer example

"I feel that I am the best floral designer for you because I bring over 5 years of experience in creative floral design and an even longer history in great customer service. I have lived in this community my entire life so I would be able to bring in new business based on my personal connections as well."

Environmental Scientist
Answer example

"I am the best candidate for you because I have a consistent history of exceeding my targets and meeting project deadlines. I have been promoted two times in the last year which is nearly unheard of in my current company."

Veterinary Technician
Answer example

"My compassion for animals and my commitment to accuracy and precision make me excellent at my job. I care about quality and understand the importance of efficiency. I am also easy going and fun to work with."

Academic Dean
Answer example

"I feel that I am the best academic dean for you because I am highly educated, having recently completed my Ph.D. in Education. I would be a diverse leader for the student body. I have traveled all over the world and also speak four languages. I also stand out because I have been a Professor at two of the most well-respected universities in the United States."

Health Information Technician
Answer example

"Technically, I believe that my past experience has given me sufficient knowledge and skills to fulfill the role of the Health Information Technician position. Apart from that, I am also adaptable, analytical and efficient"

Blood Bank Laboratory Technician
Answer example

"One possibility of an adverse response is an allergic reaction resulting from an interaction of an allergen in the transfused blood with antibodies in the person receiving the blood transfusion."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 06/08/2015
Last modified on: 06/04/2019

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I'm meticulous and organized. I can handle multiple things at once.
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I possess the required combination of professional skills and clear conceptual knowledge to support your organisation for the accomplishment of its business targets. Moreover, I can assure you that I am determined to devote full potential to prove myself a valuable asset for your company.
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I am very much different that others in many ways, I am well organized, I can manage things much better than others.
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I have the skills to be a part of your team.
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Because I can work hard and want to contribute something from me to the organization.
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I know I am the best because, the skills that I have require through my education.
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I can not decide myself by saying as i'm the best candidate that i'll leave up to the organization to decided whether i'm the best and suitable candidate.
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Because I know I am confidently beautiful with the heart.
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I am ready to add value and make the company a strong brand.
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Because I deserve to be given a chance to show you how eager I am to learn the job and serve people with the best I can.
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I am good in giving ideas and a company always needs new ideas to move forward.
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I am the best candidate because I enjoy learning and do it pretty fast. This position will call for understanding the root issues contributing to education inequality and translate that into meaningful and compelling funding proposals to potential donors. I have a wealth of experience in translating the organization's theory of change in a language that makes sense to interested donors/supporters. I will also bring in some fresh thinking and energy especially because of my extensive experience from developing countries where social challenges are a huge factor slowing development and further contributing to poverty.
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I have extensive experience in lending. I also understand collections and customer service.
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I would describe myself as a loyal, reliable and organised person whom is always courteous and enjoys the gratification of providing great customer service.
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