Ask Bernadette: How to answer the interview questions everyone asks!

Job Seeker Question: How do you answer the questions, “Why should we hire you?” and “Why do you want to work here?”

These are both great questions and I’m sure they are asked in 90% of interviews today

“Why should we hire you?”

This answer will depend on the position you are interviewing for. If you have a job description, pick out something in the responsibilities or requirements that you can highlight. Don’t just talk about the fluff, talk about the substance. Take the time to explain and drill down into the detail of what you have done.

“Why do you want to work here?”

If you are going on an interview you should probably know something about the company and why you want to work at that company.  Look online. Talk to people that you know that have worked there in the past.


This answer should change in every interview.  This answer should not be standard cookie cutter type of answer. Take the time to learn about the company, and at the opportunity, maybe it’s even something that said in the interview.


Make it real and make it come from the heart.

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