Most job interviews run the same way, with the same kind of questions. “Why do you want this job?” and “Why should we hire you?” are just a couple that you’ve probably heard a hundred times. But are you preparing yourself for these common interview questions?
With managers looking for specific things during the hiring process, ComputerWorld has asked a few what their important and common questions are, and what they want out of them.
Why should I hire you?
“It’s the opportunity to see if the individual wants the job,” says Sherry Aaholm, executive vice president of IT at Memphis-based FedEx Corp. “I want to see if they’re passionate and if they’ve done their research into that position.”
One interviewee gave a classic wrong answer: “Because you already know me.” A previous relationship won’t get a candidate the job, Aaholm says, nor will such an uninspired answer.
‘Why Should I Hire You?’ and Other Favorite Interview Questions – [ComputerWorld]