Oh goodness, this kind of question can get your heart pounding if you are not fully prepared to make your case. Think of some unique and stand-out qualities that will stay with the interviewer, long after your interview. This reply is not the time or place to say that you pay keen attention to detail. Choose a specific skill that is a 'must-have' for the role, or focus on a pain point that you can solve by being hired. Rely on your past achievements to back up your reply. Make the interviewer feel as though they will not succeed without you!
Admin answer example
"I AM your top candidate, and your obvious choice because of my ability to streamline your calendar and find new vendors with better pricing, within the first couple of weeks of employment. I am well-versed in supporting C-suite executives and know exactly how to jump into this role with minimal training which means less downtime for you."
Basic answer example
"You should hire me over your other top candidate because, in addition to being an expert level user in the specific SAP module used here, I also have recognition specifically for the cost savings I have uncovered for my current company. You mentioned that you are concerned about overspending. I will ease that concern for you in the first 30 days."
Electrician Apprentice answer example
"I believe you should hire me because I bring the right blend of experience, I am familiar with they type of clients that you work with and I have top marks in my electrical courses. After meeting me and discussing my qualifications further, is there any particular reason why you would hesitate to hire me?" By asking this, you can keep the conversation going and overcome any objections the interviewer may have before you leave the interview. "
Fitness Instructor answer example
"I design exercise programs that are safe and tailored to my client's needs. I have a strong background in anatomy and specialize in injuries and training athletes. I have proven myself dependable in my past roles, always showing up on-time and following through."
What qualities do you think this gym will appreciate most? Showing off your character traits and giving examples that show you can be relied upon are a great way to gain respect and show you can be trusted. It's not just about your knowledge and skill, you want to show that people enjoy working with you. Use your understanding of the company culture and values to help you answer this question. "
Manager answer example
"You mentioned today that the biggest pain-point for your business is currently the bulkiness of some of your processes. Streamlining process is my forte. This stand-out skill is one of the reasons why my current company promoted me to management faster than anyone in their organization's history. I look forward to delivering the same results to your organization."
Market Research Analyst answer example
"Consider the challenges of your future role. How will you go above and beyond to tackle the most difficult tasks? One way to show off your skills is to talk about your accomplishments from school or work. What did you do that made your last presentation a success? How did your research positively influence the visibility and reputation of a brand? Review the job description once more to help you highlight accomplishments that are relevant to the expectations. Talking about a successful project you put together with a team or how you excelled in your internship are great examples of that speak to why any sensible employer would want to hire you."
Marketing answer example
"In addition to meeting all of the must-have's for your role I also have an active social media following full of clients and followers that I can bring to your agency. I am an active vlogger on YouTube and a budding social influencer on LinkedIn. These days, effective marketing is all about social proof, and I have that."
Pharmacy Technician answer example
"Consider the challenges of your future role. How will you go above and beyond to tackle the most difficult tasks? One way to show off your skills is to talk about your accomplishments from school or work. Review the job description once more to help you highlight accomplishments that are relevant to the expectations. Talking about a successful project you put together with a team or how you excelled in your internship are great examples of that speak to why any sensible employer would want to hire you."
Retail answer example
"You should hire me over your top candidate because I have the data and numbers to back up my statements. I have been retail salesperson of the month for the past nine months straight. This award is measured not only by sales targets but also customer satisfaction reviews. I will elevate the level of customer service here which you mentioned is an urgent need."
Sales answer example
"Sales is all about competition, winning, and results. I have brought with you my numbers from the past twelve months so that you can see I mean it when I say that I can perform a hard close, I negotiate well, and my customers come back again and again. I am ready to prove myself here."
Veterinary Assistant answer example
"Veterinary assistants deal with the physical challenges of the vet clinic. You will be wrangling large dogs to get them to sit still. Dealing with an aggressive pet takes strength and persistence. If you haven't been in this situation, think about how you would deal with it? What are some ways you can apply your skills to this situation? The vet doesn't have time or energy for a vet tech to get scared or frustrated. Let them know you would stay calm and cautiously handle the animal. Tell them about any techniques you have learned that would be useful in this situation. "