Determining the value you bring to an employer will help you answer the most common interview questions:
- Tell me a little about yourself
- Why should I hire you?
- Why are you the best person for this job?
- What are your strengths?
- Why should I pay you more?
How do you calculate the value you bring to a prospective employer? Use the following measures to build the case for how well prepared you are for the job you are seeking.
- Your academic record; level of education, relevance of your course of study to job requirements, special projects or additional classes related to the work you will be doing.
- The versatility of your academic coursework; for example, a social science degree has applications that include marketing, human resources, and project management.
- How you can use what you have learned to advance the company’s goals.
- The strengths you have that might be important to an organization.
- Prior work experience that prepares you for the job.
- Critical thinking skills; your experience solving problems and making decisions.