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Why should we not hire you?

7 Answer Examples | Learn how to answer this question from professional recruiters

How to Answer

This interview question is similar to 'What are your weaknesses?'. This question can be tricky to answer because you do not want to be a hundred percent honest and lay out all the reasons the interviewer should not hire you. Start your answer by saying there is no reason not to hire you. This reply displays confidence to the interviewer. Then focus on one skill which you still need to improve. Tell the interviewer you are weak in this one area but are actively looking to improve yourself there.

Why should we not hire you?
Admin

"I cannot think of a single reason why you should not hire me. Can you? I think we had an excellent conversation today and, aside from my light experience in Accounts Payable, which I can quickly learn, I believe I am the perfect match for this role."

Basic

"I don't believe there is any reason not to hire me, but if I have to give a reason I would say my presentation skills are not as great as I would like them to be. I know presentations are a requirement for this job, and I have taken it upon myself to enroll in weekday speech classes."

Manager

"I understand that you are looking for 6+ years of management experience, and I possess just 3. With that said, I have a great amount of training in management and some notable successes that I look forward to achieving again with your organization."

Marketing

"I firmly believe that I am a strong fit for this role. I hit the mark for every must-have except for possessing a formal degree in Marketing. With that said, my years of experience and multiple certificates certainly make up for that."

Retail

"I understand that I come from one of your competitors so I hope that you can see why it would be a benefit to your company, versus a hindrance. I know how to overcome objections and close a sale, and have been the top retail sales rep for the past six months running."

Sales

"Rather than telling you why you should not hire me because I wholeheartedly believe that you should, I would like to tell you what I am currently working on. Presently, I am taking a course in cold calling and recently completed another course in the art of negotiations. I may not have all of the years' experience that you are looking for, but I can confidently assure you that I try harder than anyone I know, to succeed."

Teacher

"I think that if there were any reason to pass on hiring me, it would be because I am newer to my career. However, you will see that between my double degree, my athletic background, and the fact that I speak three languages, I will make up very quickly for the years of experience you feel I may not bring."

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Why should we not hire you?
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If you are not looking for a detail-oriented person or a comitted worker, then you should not hire me.
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If you are not looking for a hard working, honest and loyal person.
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You should hire me I am hard working, honest and upbeat.
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You should not hire me if you are not looking for a hard worker and just need someone fill the position.
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You should hire me because I am a fantastic worker once I get into the groove of things, and I can be an asset to the company if given the right tools and the opportunity.
6.
If you do not want a good hard worker and fast learner then you should not hire me.
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I should be hired because I am a devoted, humble, trustworthy, ontime. And hardworking person. I enjoy whatever work I am doing, love making people smile, and commited to my work, and you will be pleased with my work, because I am sure to influnece my fellow co-workers to be great also.
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I think you should hire me to allow me to prove that I can be an asset to the company.
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You should hire me because I am hard working, honest, fast learner and with very positive attitude.
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You should hire me because I am a trustworthy, hardworking, and loyal person. I can get the job done and when it needs to be done. I am a very happy person so I know I wouldn't have any trouble with customers.
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You should hire me because im a positive worker who likes satisfying customers.
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If you dont want a hard working and a reliable worker.
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You should hire me because I have great work ethic and I do what I am told to do. Also, when I work I keep a positive attitude.
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You should hire me I am a good worker and a fast learner.
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You should hire me, I have a lot to offer the company and the wiliness to learn more.
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You should hire me because im a great worker and a very fast learner.
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If your not looking for a hardworking depenable prerons.
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You should hire me because im a great worker and a very fast learner.
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You should hire me because I am hardworking, trustworthy, and loyal person. I can get the well done when it needs to be done.
20.
If you do not want a hard working, honest, and quick learner, then do not hire me.
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You should hire me because am hardworking, keen on detail and I have excellent skills dealing with customers.
22.
I think you should hire me becasue im hard working and I would love to be part of an amazing team.
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If your not looking for a hard worker and dependable than dont hire me.
24.
You would I care about customers a hard worker and honest.
25.
You should hire me because of my dedication to outstanding customer service, my management skills, and eagerness to be the best; effective and efficient.
26.
Well you should hire me because I would be a great asset to your company.
27.
Hard worker , good attendance , exellent costumer service.
28.
You should hire me, I do not have a reason why you should not hire me,
29.
I would prefer they resolve themselve and if ti seems the conversation is heating up then I would address it to my manager.
30.
You should hire me as I would be a great fit for your organization.
31.
You should hire me because I am hard working, honest, fast learner and with very positive attitude.
32.
Because I have not a store work experienxce.
33.
If you don't want a hard working dependable and honest guy.
34.
Because im the best fit for this company.
35.
I think you should hire me I can be a great worker and I think I would help the company grow.
36.
I feel like im a good asset to the work environment, I have good work ethic, and I would make walmart a place people feel welcomed.
37.
I feel that the only reason I should not be hired is because of my lack of experience, but I am a quick learner and am very self-directed.
38.
Because your not a friendly person like you think I am. & Because I couldn't deal with the people that work with you work with. Trying to be all like they know it all.
39.
There is not one reason for me not to get this job.
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You should not hire me if you are not looking for someone is who is driven, a hard worker, trustworthy, promises not to let you down, and can start immediately.
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I don't think there's a reason you should not.
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You have someone better is all I can come up with I personally believe I am the best you could ever do and you would never be upset for this choice.
43.
If you are looking for someone who is not honest, hardworking and very dependable.
44.
If you are not looking for hard worker and fast learner and just to fill position with anyone then you should not hire me.
45.
Maybe because I would need to sit intermittently, due to an auto accident.
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I noticed that I need to work on not over checking my work so much, by having more confidence in what I'm doing. If you are looking for someone who doesnt address their weak points and try to grow then you should not hire me.
47.
Because im doing my best as I can during my workdays.
48.
You should hire me. I am a perfect candidate for this job.
49.
You should hire me because I am a person of great integrity. I am also friendly and reliable.
50.
Because you apparently do not want motivated individuals who are willing to exceed expectations continuously for the good of their company.

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