An interviewer might ask you the question, “Why are you the best person for the job?” This is similar to other common interview questions, such as “Why should we hire you?” The interviewer wants to know why you would be a better option to hire than other candidates.

When answering this kind of question, you want to “sell” yourself to the employer, and convince him and her why you are a unique and strong candidate.

Read below for advice on preparing for and answering the interview question, as well as sample answers.

Different Ways to Answer

There are many ways you can answer this question. The first way is to explain how your personality or personal traits make you an ideal candidate. For example, you might explain that you are particularly motivated, or that you are known for going above and beyond for your employers.

A second way to answer is to emphasize your unique skills. If you have skills that make you a strong candidate (especially if not many people have those skills), mention these.

No matter how you answer, be sure to emphasize what makes you unique.

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