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Why do you believe you are qualified for this position?

This question has been answered 15 times by professional recruiters and hiring managers. View their answers below.

Advice
When you are trying to sell yourself, you need to be very clear about why you are the best fit for the company, their mission, the job description, and expectations. First look at the qualifications the interviewer wants in a candidate from the job description. Think of some examples of how you embody these qualities.

For example, if they are looking for someone who has excellent customer service skills and you have never worked in customer service, think back on some of your volunteer experience or any work you have done with school organizations. Your communication skills count! If you have resolved conflict with teammates or classmates, talk about what you did and how you have handled challenging situations between friends.

ABE Teacher answer example
"Although I have 5 years' experience vs 8 years' experience I can absolutely do this job well. In my previous role, I was outperforming colleagues who had 12 years of experience. To me, it's all about drive and ability to be a quick study. I have all of these qualities and more."
Admin answer example
"In addition to fitting the job requirements you have advertised, I also believe that my attitude and work ethic makes me qualified for this position."
Admissions Counselor answer example
"Although I have five years' experience vs. 8 years' experience I can do this job well. In my previous role, I was outperforming colleagues who had 12 years of experience. To me, it's all about drive and ability to be a quick study. I have all of these qualities and more."
Air Traffic Controllers answer example
"Although I have five years' experience vs. eight years' experience I can do this job well. In my previous role, I was outperforming colleagues who had 12 years of experience. To me, it's all about drive and ability to be a quick study. I have all of these qualities and more."
Basic answer example
"I believe that I am qualified for this position due to my blend of education in accounting as well as the internship hours that I bring. In your job posting, you are looking for someone passionate, ready to make an impact in this industry. This sentence describes me to a tee."
Claims Adjuster answer example
"Although I have five years' experience vs. 8 years' experience, as a claims adjuster, I can do this job well. In my previous role, I was outperforming colleagues who had 12 years of experience. To me, it's all about drive and ability to be a quick study. I have all of these qualities and more."
Health Information Technician answer example
"Review the job description. Highlight your skills and traits that are aligned with what the position requires. Here is a sample answer, “This position requires knowledge of medical terminology and prior experience. Skill-wise, my previous job experience has provided me with sufficient skills to fulfill the responsibilities. But more than that, I have strong interpersonal skills and consider myself highly analytical. With those two combined, I believe that I will be able to work excellently with the stakeholders while providing useful insights.”"
Host or Hostess answer example
"What qualities will make you stand out above other candidates? Think about some of the key characteristics that the restaurant will be looking for. Next, think of examples of how you embody these traits. For example, if you are dependable, you can talk about how you have always been willing to fill in when others don't show up for work. If you are trustworthy, you can share how the cash drawer at your last retail job was always balanced without any errors. Share your best qualities and paint of picture of how they will help you in this next role."
Maintenance answer example
"In your job posting you were asking for a minimum of 8 years' experience in a general maintenance role with a highlight on electrical experience. I am a journeyman electrician with 12 years' experience in general maintenance. In addition to this, I come with excellent references and strong tenure."
Management Analyst answer example
"The position requires analysis and high interaction with stakeholders. Skill-wise, my previous job experience has provided me with sufficient skills to fulfill the responsibilities. But more than that, I have strong interpersonal skills and consider myself highly analytical. With those two combined, I believe that I will be able to work excellently with the stakeholders while providing useful insights.”"
Manager answer example
"I know that I am qualified for this entry-level management role because of the proven leadership skills I have displayed through my junior athletics career, and my volunteer experience. I have been the Captain of multiple sports teams and also successfully led 25 volunteers for Habitat for Humanity this summer. I understand how to motivate others while remaining focused on the task at hand."
Marketing answer example
"I believe that my education in Social Media Marketing qualifies me for this role and also the fact that I have built a solid social media presence for myself for the past three years. I understand the importance of creating compelling content while engaging with my followers. I look forward to handling your social media accounts with the same level of passion and care."
Retail answer example
"What qualifies me for this retail sales associate position at your electronics store is first, my passion for your products. I educate myself on this industry and the latest tech by watching YouTube tutorials and reading related tech mags. Second, I will be an excellent choice for customer service because I can troubleshoot nearly anything and have a keen ability to explain complicated tech concepts easily."
Sales answer example
"Beyond meeting all the educational qualifications, I think I would be an excellent personality fit for the role, the company, and the team. I'm eager, a fast learner, and am not afraid to ask questions. I have already learned a lot by speaking with you and the team leads. I enjoyed meeting everyone when I shadowed earlier today. This experience made me even more excited for the opportunity!"
Wildland Firefighter answer example
"I have been training all winter by backpacking through the wilderness and lifting weights. I have also completed wilderness safety training and previously worked as a volunteer firefighter. I am well-versed in fire safety and prevention and I know I'll make a great addition to your team!" Now is the time to sell yourself! Before your interview, take some time to review your resume and reflect on your past experiences that have prepared you to get to this point in your career. Any wilderness, safety training or completion of fire science courses will score you extra points! If you have experience as a volunteer firefighter, talk about some of the skills you acquired! "

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Why do you believe you are qualified for this position?
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I am willing to do any busy work that is needed, I also enjoy talking to people so I would be very welcoming and friendly to the costumes.
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I can show my knowledge, skills and use my previous expiriense and make guests happy and satisfied every day.
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What I can do for you is that I always get things done and on time, whatever you gave me I will complete it although it will be very hard for me but I will ensure that the work will be perfect. Besides, I also think differently from others which means that I have a creative thinking and it will come true if you give me an opportunity to perform my skills.
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Well, I am able to motivate my coworkers busy or not. I am able to make the work environment sometime by being polite to customers and my coworkers. I am known for being charismatic and helpful. I believe I can bring a lot of positivity to your restaurant if you hire me.
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I can show my best effort and complete any tasks for me.
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I feel can express myself better in English than other candidates can. I'm able to switch from Italian to English and vice versa rapidly and efficiently.
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I cannot tell what other candidates do or cannot do. I can only tell you what I can do for this company. I believe that there is nothing better than hiring a person who who wants to live his/her dreams. Because you can be rest assured that this person will not just work hard but would be working with passion to fulfill her dreams..
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Integrity and my word that you will always receive 100% from me in the work that I do.
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My hours are open and flexible and I have reliable transportation which means I can be depended when there's a need for an emergency fill-in.
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I am more happy, jolly, easy to approach, hardworking, positive, More experience with customers behaviour, got longer patience...
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I will be prepared, on time, always keeps myself busy and focused to work.
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I can provide you with a friendly atmosphere happy customers, and above and beyond service.
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I always go the extra mile to initiate the greatest quality, it's not just a job. It's a business challenge I push myself to be the best in.
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I enjoy being around people, even strangers, and will be able to use my interpersonal skills to ensure customer's are as satisfied as possible .
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I can give a pleasant working environment, I am very friendly and sociable with others. I always make sure my job my first priority and I am not on my cellular device.
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I've been acting for 8 years of my life, and I've learned a lot of skills and became very outgoing. Through this I can bring my expertise that other candidates can not.
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I have more experience since my dad owns a restaurant, took psychology and can deal with a variety of people.
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My experience of being a greeter for the Apple Cue Conference has taught me how to deal with all types of customers, including impatient and angry customers, in a very polite and successful way. My strong listening and cooperating skills are what makes me a great candidate and I am a people person, so I will enjoy meeting new people daily.
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I am a good listener and fast learner and I will give the best effort while doing my job.
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I can exhibit excellent customer service, make the guests feel wanted and comfortable and also keep things organized and ensure the communication between my coworkers.
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I am very familiar with the area and the clients.
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I will be there every day putting in equal effort each day trying to be the best I can be.
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My genuine love for customers and also a very friendly attitude.
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I believe I have the personality and professional demeanour that will show through this job. I may not have experience like the other candidates, but that would make me even more determined to do a good job and show you that I am capable.
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I can offer a sense of upbeatness, I tend to want to make sure that everyone is happy and calm.
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I dont know what skillset others are bring to you, but I bring a unmatched level of understanding to the customer service position. I think its good to put yourself in the customers shoes. This avoids and misunderstandings and confrontation.
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I am able to provide great customer service and all guests will have positive memories and desire to return.
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I may have more experience with customer support, having had to interact with customers from a young age - as well as being around my parents 24/7 who run their own company.
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I will always remain positive throughout everything. I know how to separate my problems from home from the work place and will never bring them in with me. I am also very dedicated and put my all into every task that is assigned to me. I am a team player and will always be willing to help others.
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I have a flexible schedule, and I learn things very quickly.
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I think I have a lot of different experience working with all types of different people, so I think I could apply all those experiences to this one to contribute to the success and pleasant atmosphere of the environment to the best of my ability.
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I can provide a hard working attitude, dedication, and a positive attitude to work everyday.
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Passion to do a good job always.
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I believe that my unique blend of experience, problem solving skills and people skills differentiates me from most other candidates. I am motivated, disciplined and focused and am willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
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Keep a positive attitude throughout the shift.
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I can provide a sense of direction if things get ourlt of order, act as a voice of reason to an angry customer and maybe another employee, and provide efficient work.
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I don't be leave there is anything one can do that the other can't physically that is but characteristicly I will bring forth an openmind great attitude and welcoming personality. .
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I can try my best to be the best employee and I can have a positive manner no matter what challenges I face during the job.
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I think bring a positive, light hearted, organized and welcoming feeling that all I am able to give all customers when they walk in moxies.
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I can provide great service with my communication and eagerness to work.
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I can do my job on the best way.
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What I can do for you that others cant is being cheerful and outgoing most of the time and staying positive in stressful situations.
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This is difficult because I'm sure this is a very popular place to apply I'm sure you'll see lots of good applicants. Maybe this is something everyone says, but I am a really, really hard worker. I love being active I love the bustle of a restaurant. Last summer I balanced working between two jobs. During the year I'm taking a full school schedule, but I also balanced volunteering at a lab and I sang bass in a choir once a week. And I also choose stuff that I'm really interested in. Like, I really love working in a resturant with the bustle and the regulars and getting to work with a huge staff. So yeah, maybe I've wandered off my point for a bit, but I would be really good at this job, that's what I bring to it.
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I believe that I can show the promise of being willing to work and be trained after having no restaurant.
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My ability to be a fast paced worker while maintaining my friendly and approachable person can help add to the welcoming feeling created here.
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Learn everything quickly, treat others with kidness no matter what.
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I'm an open book. I'm very eager to learn and i'm excited to work in an environment that's new.
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I am determined to prove myself and provide excellent service to the customers, preesenting myself in a kind respectful way as to make the customer feel more comfortable.
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I can use my experience and skills to make sure tasks are performed efficiently.
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What do you know about our company.
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I have a passion for the food industry so that allows me to want to learn a lot more than others do about the company and job itself .
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I can stay active and happy the entire day, and I work well under pressure.
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I can provide very helpful and friendly customer service and I know how interact with people of all ages.
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I think the main thing that sets me apart form other candidates is how that I am able to pick up new skills quickly, I am very friendly and easy going. I am a very optimistic person and I try to give off a positive energy all of the time.
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All of us have own capabikities but I am confident with my skills, knowledge and previous experience that I can contribute neccessary ideas about this field.
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Knowledge of our casino's policy and all games, good relationship with all department and hard worker.
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I can provide a critical and discerning eye for situations that need fast action, and I am willing to do any job even beyond the required tasks of my position.
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Always on time and want to do my best.
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I can be the most warming hostess since it is in my dna!
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I would love to help in contributing back to the community and help bring the companies goals into full effect and notivate all co workers to perform their jobs to the best of their ability.
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I can be on time to work everyday, I can maintain a neat environment, I can be respecfful of those around me.
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I am a very positive person, and I think that will help with the job. Also I am a very welcoming person that will show the costumers they are welcome.
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I can guarantee a healthy attitude on a daily basis. I am very good at brushing off all my personal troubles the moment I step into the workplace and making myself the perfect fit for this job.
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I am very friendly and im passionate about what I do.
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Not much throws me off. When it gets crazy I seem to stay calm and focused and find the most efficient way to solve a problem.
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I feel like I am accommodating to other people's needs, and I really do care about people. I'm a musician, so taking constructive criticism well is apart of my daily life. I am always striving to improve, and I am hardworking as well as reliable.
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I can put a smile on everyone's face better than anyone I know.
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I believe I could bring excellent customer service, with a happy attitude and overall benefit the function of this restaurant.
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I'm a fast learner, especially with technology, so I know that I would be able to juggle reservations and call-aheads with no trouble.
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I believe I have very good skills for be around people, Ilike give them an expectional treatment and also I can say I have a good communication capacity . Maybe I don't speak the best english you can hear around but I know how deal with people and I usually know what they are looking for. I love transmite good vibes. I'm very positive woman and I know what I am doing every moment.
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I can offer positivity, a good attitude when days aren't looking good, I can also stay calm in negative situations.
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I can provide a great first impression through a warm and friendly greeting as well as listening to the customers needs and wants.
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I am very self- driven and motivated. This being said with anything I do, I tend to put all my energy into that one thing, whether it be school or extra curricular activities. These traits, make me in the work place a really hard worker.
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I have prior experience being a host. I know how to greet customers, take them to their seats, answer phones, set tables, and deal with large crowds.
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I'm extremely motivated I'm willing to work long hours and put in over time, and to learn as much as I can about the industry.
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I have 6 years of restaurant experience, I have al the skills and experience for being a host.
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What I can do for you is that I always get things done and on time, whatever you gave me I will complete it although it will be very hard for me but I will ensure that the work will be perfect. Besides, I also think differently from others which means that I have a creative thinking and it will come true if you give me an opportunity to perform my skills.
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I speak multiple languages. I am proud that I grow from a country that provide opportunity to learn different languages since I was a kid. I'm interested in learning languages, Korean is my current favorite and I wish to continue explore myself in these languages so that it could be one of my specialization.
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Maybe, to speak portuguese with costumers from Brazil or Portugal.
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I am very determined due to my stay and labor I did in africa I find myself to be more mature than people my age and even older, I value things that most people don't necessarily value like water, electricity, microwave.
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I am a team player and unlike other candidates I am a very quick learner and I enjoy being taught new skills. I also have a lot of experience working with children as well as adults so I can make sure everyone is well accodatied.
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I feel that I am great with talking to new people and would be a good person to have greeting people as they walk in.
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I am incredibly attentive and I push myself to make sure that customers are getting the best experience from when they walk into the door until when they leave. It is important for me to make the customers feel welcome and know that there is a free line of communication open with me.
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I will be reliable and work my absolute hardest to accommodate my fellow employees and my customers.
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I would describe myself as upbeat and proficient. This combination is rarely found together and my ability to serve the customers with a smile while consistently getting my work done efficiently is unique. I am also available to work 100% of the time.
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I can create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for not only the customers but co-workers as well. Yes everyones main goal is to satisfy the customers, but if the co-workers aren't enjoying their job it will easily be noticeable.
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I am intrested in growing, and learning more then one area. I am more then willing to put time and effort which would be an asset to your company.
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I can provide our guests with upbeat, super friendly service while also being a fun host, making sure everyone is enjoying their night and I can promote this business on my social networks by bringing in more guests.
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I can work as many hours as you want me to. I work very fast. I get my work done quickly and correctly.
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I can friendly, professional, and provide excellent customer service at all times. I can remain composed under pressure and handle difficult situations. I'll provide customers with hospitality that will not only leave a good impression but also a lasting impression.
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I'm genuinely passionate about any position that I take on. I take my responsibilities seriously and I always go above and beyond what's expected of me. I'm a natural over achiever.
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I can promise that everyday I will put in 110% effort.
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I believe I have problem solving skills and people skills that makes me unique from other candidates.
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I can bring lots of organization... And a new perspective with ideas that other people do not have.
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I'm very enthusiastic, I will smile at every customer. And I will have my friends and family come to eat at this restaurant.
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I can speak to spanish speaking customers and also make them feel comfortable.
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I can communicate in other languages, and I can understand better the demands of each client.
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I am a fast learning and a creative problem solver. I easily relate with all kinds of people and have a unique and thorough background. No other candidate will receive so much job from working with people as I do, and that is reflective in my work ethic.
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I am a very logical person and I have developed exceptional problem solving skills.
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I am a well-organized and hardworking individual. I can assure you that I will be a dependable employee. I also am bilingual because I speak Tagalog.
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I have many years of knowledge within the tables games department and I also know how to run the TAB, I also have formed some amazing guest relationships over the years.

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