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  • Why should I hire you?

  • You should hire me for this position because I'm a very hard worker.

  • Interviewers do not want to hear cliché answers.

  • Being a hard worker is a great quality, but it is not the specific skill that will get you the job.

  • "Why should we hire you?" is one of the most important questions that you will face in some form or another when interviewing.

  • It is a chance to show them how you match up to the job and sell yourself as the best candidate possible.

  • Take a look at the job description and highlight the key responsibilities and qualifications needed in order to do the job.

  • Pick a minimum of three key requirements and think about how you have either the experience or training in these areas.

  • To do this, it helps to set up a T-table:

  • After you have identified a minimum of three responsibilities that you feel are the most crucial to the job, take the time to write them out on the job side of the T-Table.

  • Now, take your time and write out how you match up with each of these responsibilities or tasks best.

  • Examples are always best, so if you have direct in-field experience with these responsibilities, use those first.

  • If you have experience from your education or training, list those and give your understanding of the responsibility.

  • Now that you have completed your table, hopefully you have gained a little more confidence in your abilities as well, because you are the right person for the job; you just have to show them.

  • You have organized the content of your answer, the next step is making it all flow, which will require a little practice.

  • Why should I hire you?

  • You should hire me for this position because, based on what you are looking for, I have excellent customer service skills which I gained from my time working at AJs for 3 years, where I dealt with many clients in a very professional and friendly manner.

  • I learned to quickly identify clients' needs and concerns and will apply those same people skills in your office, creating an inviting atmosphere to incoming patients and I am able to handle all patients' needs.

  • I also see that interpreting and entering insurance forms is key to the role.

  • In my time in school, I took a years' worth of coursework in Insurance Billing and Coding, where I maintained an extremely high level of accuracy, earning top marks, and I assure you I will apply those same skills here.

  • I am also extremely organized and detail-oriented, after a year, while working in retail at ABC fashion, I was responsible for writing the weekly schedule for all employees.

  • I also have taken courses while earning my degree that specifically relate to scheduling and calendaring in a medical office.

  • Make sure you close your answer strong.

  • You have already matched yourself up to the job description, showing them that you have the skills necessary to be successful.

  • So, let them know that you feel that you're the right person, the right fit, not only for the job but for their company.

  • Let them know that you don't just want a job, but this job in particular.

  • Based on your qualifications needed and the values and mission statement I read on your website, I feel that I am not only the right fit for this job but for this company as well.

  • Remember, for this question, the job description is your best friend.

  • Make your T-Table, match yourself up to the job, structure your answer accordingly, and practice, practice, practice.

  • You want it to come off natural.

Why should I hire you?

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