Why Should I Hire You?

Interview skills at higheradvantage.org

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Everyone dreads hearing an employer ask “Why should I hire you?” in a job interview.  It’s a very common question that our clients need help to anticipate,  understand and answer.

Here are highlights of good advice from a recent article in theguardian.com, which includes additional tips and explanations.

  • Refer to the Job Description.  Emphasize the same points.  Consider using the exact words when it sounds natural.
  • Focus on what you can do for the employer, not what they can do for you.
  • Never directly compare yourself to another person.  It can make you seem competitive rather than a strong team player.
  • Evidence your answer.  Give examples from your past experience.  If you can cite numbers or acknowledgement from your employer, even better.

Higher’s new elearning training, How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions will help clients answer this important question, as well.  Read more here and think about trying this great new training with your highly skilled clients.

 

 

 

 

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Now Available: U.S. Job Cycle at Higher’s Online Learning Institute

U.S. Job Cycle at Higher's Online Learning Institute

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Check out our newest online training – The U.S. Job Cycle – a field tested (by me for 3 years) stand alone job readiness session.

It can also be the framework for your entire approach to job readiness no matter how you do that in your agency.

Download and print graphics, classroom games and techniques to reinforce key concepts in one-on-one client meetings in the resource section.

 

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How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions at Higher's Online Learning Institute

Learn to use this simple technique featured in Higher’s new traning course.

How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions eLearning Training Now Available!

“Tell me about a time when you did not meet an important deadline.  What happened and what was the result for your company’s bottom line?”

Oof.  This is a hard question for any job seeker to answer.

Now there’s new help from Higher!  Check out our latest eLearning course to  help clients craft stories from their own past experience to answer this increasingly common type of interview question.

Click here to go to Higher’s Online Learning Institute login screen and discover how it can help you up your job placement rates today.

 

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Cultural Stereotypes: An Incomplete Story

chimamanda on cultureTo understand more about how cultural stereotypes can affect our clients and what you can do about it, check out a clip from our Employability Assessment eLearning module at Higher’s Online Learning Institute.

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