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Why do you think you will be successful in this role?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

This question is another version of 'Why should we hire you?' Rather than just sharing how you have gone above and beyond, focus on how your qualities and skills will help you to exceed expectations. If you can, match your strengths to the requirements outlined in the job description.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I know I will be successful in this role because I have been working in this industry for five years with great training and mentorship. I have a solid understanding of X, Y, and Z (skills listed in the job description). Also, I have all of my updated certifications as outlined in your job description. I am well-prepared for this next step in my career."

Admin
Answer example

"I will be successful in this role because I come prepared with experience, equipped with passion and opportunistic when it comes to making a valuable contribution."

Manager
Answer example

"The job description itself seems like I wrote it with me in mind! My skill set and career goals precisely align. I am committed to making a short and long-term impact when it comes to employee development, onboarding new talent, and creating a culture dedicated to positivity and brand loyalty."

Marketing
Answer example

"I have been a customer for years, so I understand what your customers want. Couple that knowledge with my experience in sales, and you have a winning candidate! I know how a sales team operates and what they need for support from marketing, to be successful."

Retail
Answer example

"You mentioned earlier that it had been a constant challenge to find reliable staff. I am well qualified, enthusiastic, and this has been my dream company for as long as I can remember. I know that I want it more than anyone else and you will not be disappointed in my work ethic."

Sales
Answer example

"I am confident I will be successful in this role because of the continued successes I've demonstrated over my career in sales. I have consistently exceeded sales metrics, exhibited leadership qualities, and been a team player. Not to mention, I have always taken on more responsibility and looked for the next challenge without being prompted."

Teacher
Answer example

"I am a dedicated teacher who also brings the experience and interest in leading the extracurricular activities of our students. I know this interest is significant to you when filling this role. In my current teaching role, I also act as a moderator for the debate club, and took our girls' soccer team to Nationals!"

Written by:

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.
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.
First written on: 08/10/2016
Last modified on: 07/29/2018

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