Here is a tricky Interview question that is asked in almost every interview: “Why should I hire you?”
The trouble with this question is that this is a trap. The interviewer evaluates your attitude and self confidence while simultaneously evaluating your honesty and spontaneity.
If you are not prepared with this question prior to the interview, and lack spontaneity, you are in a big trouble. You could end up giving a plain salted bloated answer such as, “Er, Em, I think I should be selected, well… because…. I am a really good programmer. Because, em…. I can code really well.”
If you over-prepared for this question, you may end up giving an impressive sounding answer that was probably already given by other applicants. The employer may conclude that you are not honest and are not good at spontaneous answers.
So, what qualifies to be a perfect answer for this question? What kind of answer may impress an employer who is bored of listening to the repetitive flowery answers borrowed from the internet and books?
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