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Tell me why you are the right fit for this company and this position.

1 of 15 Compatibility Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 11th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know that you feel confident this position is the right fit for you. A successful hire needs to feel like the right fit for both parties. Express to the interviewer that you think this position is a secure fit for your experience and your career goals.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I feel that I am the right fit for this company because, from what you have described, my personality, skills, and drive are what you seek. The challenges that come with this position are all challenges that I welcome. I am confident that this is the right fit for both of us."

Admin
Answer example

"I understand that your biggest ask is an administrative assistant that is skilled in QuickBooks and Excel. I test as an expert user in both. In addition to this experience, I have also supported three other executives in my career. I have incredible tenure, only leaving my current role due to a company merger."

Manager
Answer example

"Reading your company values on your website, I see that our values are very much in alignment. I believe we will have an excellent working relationship. I also understand that the majority of your production employees are Spanish speaking. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. This skill will improve communication with my new team exponentially."

Marketing
Answer example

"I am a great fit for your company because I am already familiar with a couple of your client accounts. I check all the must-have's for this role, and my existing familiarity will make me a quick study."

Retail
Answer example

"I am good at what I do, motivated, and I am an avid lover of your product. Mixing these creates an exciting opportunity for me to hit the ground running and enjoy the work. Happy employees are more productive and trust me; I would be thrilled to work here."

Sales
Answer example

"I have exceeded my sales targets by a minimum 125% for the past three years. I am dedicated to my clients and will increase your territory sales exponentially. I am ready for this challenge and look forward to building this territory with you."

Teacher
Answer example

"I am passionate about the work you are doing in this public school, and am confident in my ability to make a difference for these students, given my qualifications, background, and high level of compassion."

Advertising Manager
Answer example

"I feel that I am the right fit for this company because, from what you have described, my personality, skills, and drive are exactly what you are looking for. The challenges that come with this position are all challenges that I welcome. I am confident that this is the right fit for both of us."

Underwriter
Answer example

"First of all I would like to say that I understand the requirements of the company and also that I know what might be the expectations from this job. I would make sure that I add value to the company through my presence and work. Also, if needed I would love to volunteer my services as and when needed for any other tasks including training the interns, giving presentations at some other locations on behalf of the company, doing any voluntary work. I will make sure that I understand the company's culture and become an integral part of it and help it in future growth."

Foreign Correspondent
Answer example

"I have been working as a journalist for a decade and I am looking for a change. I am looking for a challenge and I feel like that is only possible if I move outside of the country."

Claims Adjuster
Answer example

"I have researched your company online; including your website, online reviews, and on glassdoor.com. Some of the points that stuck out to me were that your agency is very community-minded, puts its customers first, and you reward your employees for their dedication. These are all traits that I am looking for in my next place of employment."

Senior Accountant
Answer example

"I plan to make a difference with your company right away by bringing my organizational and strong corporate accounting skills to you. I have the ability to influence clients and mentor staff which I plan to utilize in order to make an impact on your firm immediately."

Quality Control Manager
Answer example

"After our first interview I went home and took note of some of the activity that I saw on the production line during the tour. One way that I would like to make a difference is by creating a team environment with the production workers. Many safety issues are resolved simply by creating a stronger teamwork based environment. That is certainly one way that I could quickly make an impact if hired."

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 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.
First written on: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 08/11/2018

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