H is for… Why should I hire you?
This question does not get asked at every interview but it is a tough interview question so it is worth spending some time thinking about your answer to this one. It is not a case of saying “I am the best candidate for the job” but you should be taking the opportunity to concisely reiterate your strengths and the fresh and unique contributions you can bring to the role.
During the interview it is also important to stay alert to what aspects of your CV impress or interest them and what matches what that have told you about the candidate they are looking for. You can absorb a lot of information at interview to help you make your response targeted. Show you have been listening in the interview – not just responding with a prepared answer.
Using your career journal will help you find inspiration for Interview Questions and help you prepare, practice and review your answers. This can be a great technique which is why I have chosen to use the A to Z of Interview Questions Posts as Journal Prompts. If you don’t already have a career journal this is the perfect excuse to get started.