Bragging about yourself in an interview can be really 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 special accolades in your most recent position. There is nobody like you and now you need to express that to the interviewer.
"I am the best candidate for you because I have a consistent history of exceeding my targets and goals for the past 3 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 excellent cold calling skills which I will put to work immediately after being hired with your company."
"I have the necessary experience, skill sets and ambition to add great value to this role. I am looking forward to the opportunity!"
"I am the best candidate because I have the right background, education, and experience. I know that I can jump right in and get going with very little training time."
Sales answer example
"When I read the job description, I laughed because it was truly as though you had written it with me in mind. I know that I am the best candidate for this role because I have 3 years of exceeding my sales goals, inside and outside sales experience, and I know the industry. In addition, I was the fastest promoted in my previous position and have led the roll out 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 haul, something that you mentioned you value earlier as well."
Teacher answer example
"I am ready for a change and have always targeted this district as my dream one. I am passionate about teaching, about the language, and about making learning fun. I know that I will be a valuable asset to the school and district by breathing life into the program. I work well with others and am constantly innovating, so I look forward to doing that in such a premier district as this."
Marketing answer example
"I am confident that I am the best candidate for the job. In my current role, I have worn so many hats- truly every hat in the marketing department, and then some. I manage the website, social media marketing, planning and running promotions, and all written copy that is published from the company. Because I've been involved in so many different areas of the company, I feel that I can bring a unique advantage and insight that other applicants won't bring."