8 Perfect Responses to “Why Should We Hire You?”

April 9, 2021

You’re at a job interview, answering all the questions and feeling yourself when the one person that hasn’t spoken throughout the meeting suddenly asks, “Why should we hire you?”

If you’ve ever been in this situation and you didn’t know what to say, we’re sorry we didn’t write this earlier. Here are some of the best responses to that question:

1. Just show them your bank balance

By the time they see how boke you are, they’ll stop asking nonsense questions.

2. “There is no money on ground.”

If they don’t want to see crazy, they should just shake your hand and tell you congratulations. If not…

3. “Who said I was interested in the job?”

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Confuse them a bit. They’ll think you’re overqualified for the job and just offer you the job before you change your mind.

4. “No, ask yourself… Why shouldn’t you hire me?”

This one will get them thinking. Everyone should definitely try this one out. It’s top tier.

5. “Please.”

Sometimes, all you can do is say please.

6. “I’m broke. Help.”

It’s the same as numner 1, but this time, with no shame.

7. “Why is this position available?”

Since you people want to be foolish and ask rhetorical questions.

8. Show them a video of you dancing

This is basically you saying, “I’m fun. I will make the office lively. Hire me.”

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