V is for… how will you add VALUE?
(or what will you contribute to the team or company)
To answer this question you will need to think about both your skills and what the company needs/wants and how you will actually fit in. Elements of this answer may come from why you want to work for the company and why they should hire you – but it needs something more than this. The more specific you can be the better! You should be able to work out from the interviewers perspective why you are a good investment.
An example of an exercise you can do to help is to work out your value is work out your value for your current job. How did you add value? Next look at the mission statement, goals or business plan for the company you are interviewing for. What areas can you contribute to? What value you can you add?
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.