Biological Scientist Interview

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Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience as a Career Coach, Recruiter, and HR Specialist. Much of her experience is as a Technical Recruiter in the healthcare industry.

Biological Scientist was updated on January 22nd, 2018. Learn more here.

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Why should we hire you?

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Biological Scientist Interview

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    Why should we hire you?

      How to Answer

      If you can't think of ways that you are unique, ask a few friends or family members what they feel sets you apart from other people. Their observations may help you understand how you are perceived.

      Perhaps you already know what sets you apart! These points could include any industry accolades, exceptional achievements, additional industry related training, a second language, or how involved you are in the community. Don't be afraid to brag about yourself a bit. In an interview, you are your most influential advocate.

      Heather's Answer

      "You should hire me because I am unlike anyone else you have interviewed before. When I started my current company, I was the youngest scientist they had ever hired. That didn't stop me from becoming a top performing person in the company within six months. I am dedicated to my craft and engaged in this industry to the point where I commit myself to taking at least one science or leadership related workshop every business quarter. I am a competitive achiever. You won't be disappointed when you hire me."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I'm qualified and passionate about your cause. I am excited about the idea of delivering value to your organization and will hustle for the opportunity to go above and beyond for your organization."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I know that I am the best candidate for this role because I have eight years of exceeding my management goals, training junior scientists, and I know the industry inside out. Also, I was the fastest promoted in my previous position. I am looking for a company that I can stay with for the long haul, something that you mentioned you also value."

      1 Community Answer

      Anonymous Answer

      "I have a good number of years of experience after my Ph. D. I am also promoted to the Research Scientist position in the current institution which shows my caliber. In these 7 years, I have acquired enough skills and knowledge to move a project on my behalf."

      Stephanie's Answer

      While these qualifications are all impressive, I suggest you use this response to focus on additional traits that set you apart from other candidates or exactly why your skillset is the best for this company or organization. Specific examples are always helpful!

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