After the interviewer asks you a couple questions to get to know you a little better (see our first article for tips), they might move to questions about why you are a good fit for the job.

Here are a few common questions and strong answers to help you prepare for your next interview:

Why should we hire you?

  • Be concise and confident.
  • Focus on telling them why your experience will benefit their organization. Avoid talking about what you’ll get out of the job.
  • Tell them what you will do in the first 30, 60 or 90 days.

Why do you want this job?

  • Be specific. What are the aspects of the job that excite you?
  • Do your research. What is it about their company that makes you want to work for them over their competitors?

How do you handle stress and pressure?

  • Give an example of a professional situation when you handled the stress well.
  • Don’t tell them you never feel stressed. Everyone does!
  • Talk about ways you manage stress or pressure. Ex: to-do lists, going on a walk at lunch, morning meetings with your team.

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