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How do you believe you will complement our department, if you were hired?

9 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know how you will make an impact on their organization if hired. If you landed the position, what would you bring to the department or organization? Assure the interviewer that you are the right fit for this position. If you have a 90-day plan in mind, come prepared to share that with the interviewer.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"If you hired me, I feel that I would compliment your organization in a few significant ways. First - I am a fast learner, and I already bring six years' experience in this industry. The time to train me will be reduced. Also, I will bring a robust portfolio of clients with me which will make a financial impact almost immediately."

Admin
Answer example

"If hired, I will bring my valuable knowledge to help streamline the accounts payable and accounts receivable process in your department. This contribution will help your organization to see an increase in revenue nearly immediately."

Manager
Answer example

"If hired, I will compliment your department by adding value to the important initiatives you have prioritized. I will find ways to make the team better that make sense for the company."

Marketing
Answer example

"From what I understand, this marketing department has minimal turnover, which is fantastic. With that said, I will bring a rare outsiders perspective with different experiences and methods, and hopefully, I can help find some areas to improve upon."

Retail
Answer example

"I have an excellent sales record that I plan to bring to this new position with your department. I also have many clients who will be excited to follow me here."

Sales
Answer example

"I have already crafted a 30, 60, and 90-day plan to exceed my training expectations and targets. The plan includes doubling up on my cold calls and making more in-person client visit than expected. I want to knock this out of the park right away."

Teacher
Answer example

"I will complement your department by sharing knowledge on the great work we are doing across other departments. When knowledge is shared among educators, we can make great things happen."

911 Dispatcher
Answer example

"If I were hired, I will share my dispatch knowledge to the team, should they find my experiences to be valuable. I am easy to get along with and am always willing to lend a hand to my teammates."

Biological Scientist
Answer example

"If I were hired, I feel that I would compliment your organization in a few significant ways. First - I am a fast learner, and I already bring six years' experience in this industry. The time to train me will be reduced. Also, I will bring a solid amount of research on wildlife, which you mentioned you were looking for in your next hire."

Written by:

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.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 08/11/2018

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