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.

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