Why You're the Best Candidate

Why You're the Best Candidate in an Interview?


How to Explain “Why You're the Best Candidate in an Interview?”

With this question, interviewers and hiring managers are interested in understanding what makes you stand out for the position. They want to be assured that you possess the skills to excel in the job, that you'd fit well with the company's culture, and that you offer something distinct compared to other applicants.

The interview is your chance to bring your resume to life. 

  1. 1. Check Your Relevant Skills (+ Introduce New Skills) 

To accomplish this, rely on your job description guide. The job advertisement contains the necessary soft skills, hard skills, and technical skills that the position demands. Emphasize those skills and be ready to elaborate on you. A useful technique involves using story circles to respond to interview questions of this nature. Candidates can utilize story circles to address various behavioral interview queries by preparing stories that depict the who, what, where, and how of their most significant achievements.

  1. 2. Insert Your Unique Value 

For each vacant job position, recruiters or hiring managers typically conduct interviews with around 5-8 applicants. If you've reached this stage, your goal is to truly distinguish yourself from these other candidates. This phase guarantees that you're answering every interview question to differentiate yourself. Utilize your imagination and creativity to demonstrate that you're not just suitable, but exceptionally fitting.

Find a way to place yourself in the role. Be prepared with story circles to address 

  • How are you using your unique capabilities to make an impact?
  • How do you complete the puzzle among your coworkers and team members?
  • How are you taking your greatest strengths and bringing them to life?
  1. 3. Your Enthusiasm 

A great way to emphasize your enthusiasm for a particular role at a particular company is to do your research beforehand. Make sure that you have gathered knowledge about the company. Explore their website, social media, LinkedIn profile, and any reviews. Get to know about any news items you can find about the company. A deep knowledge of the organization will help you round out the answer to the interview question, "Why are you the best person for this job?" 

By Ujjwal Poudel

Co-founder, Jobs Sniper Pvt. Ltd. 

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