How to answer “What makes you suitable for this job?”

Do you wonder how to answer this one of the most common questions in an interview? Read here to know how you can prepare for it easily and get selected !!

"What makes you suitable for this job?" This is one of the trickiest questions in a job interview. This question, if answered properly, can help you crack the interview in one go and thus, can increase the chances of your selection. This interview question is asked in several forms like :

  • What makes you different from other candidates?
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this job?
  • What sets you apart as a unique candidate?

There is no right or wrong answer for this question. Your self-confidence and the way of speaking are the 2 most important things that can help you answer this interview question the best way!

We have broken down the answer in simple steps to help you organize your thoughts around this question:

1.Understand the question

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This question is asked so that you can match your strengths to the qualities required for the job. Read and understand the job role and the skills required for the job. You will need to use your analytical skills and see how your personal traits, qualification, and experience match each of the points mentioned in the job description.

2. Determine your strengths

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To properly execute Point no. 1, you should first identify all your strengths. Write down all strengths on a paper, which can be in the form of :

  • Education
  • Achievements
  • Personality traits/ soft skills
  • Hard skills
  • Experience

3. Find what the company needs

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In addition to understanding the job description, you should also research the company. Read about its founders, the company's mission, values, and culture. Then analyze how your skills match the role & responsibilities of the position and how you can align them with the goal and culture of the company.

4. Shortlist your skills

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After a detailed analysis of your strengths and the company's requirements, compare your skills with the company's needs. Then you can shortlist 3-4 best suitable skills which you can use to highlight in your answer.

5. Practice your answer

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You must practice your answer well since that brings confidence in your tone to present the answer in front of the interviewer. Stand in front of a mirror and practice answering the question with confidence. This will ensure that you do not fumble in front of the interviewer and appear strong and confident! And who does not want to hire such an awesome person, right?

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All the best for a bright and shining future!

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