google-site-verification: googleb943d61bcb9cdbf7.html
What Makes You Think You Are The Most Qualified Person for This Job?

What Makes You Think You’re the Most Qualified Person for This Job? (VIDEO)

Are you coming up short on your interviews? Here I answer one of the more obnoxious questions asked on an interview.


Today, I will talk with you about 1 of those tough interview is that organizations are going to ask on interviews. The question goes something like this, "So, why do you think you're the most qualified person I've interviewed for this job?" Oooooooooooooooooh! Don't they seem real serious about this question?

It's a ridiculous question. We both know that. It works because most job applicants get nervous, they start pleating a case and fumble around with their answers, stammer… That's not the right way to answer it.

What you want to do, instead, is pause for a 2nd, act like you're thinking about it, looked him square in the eye and say, "I don't know if I'm the most qualified person that you met with, but what I've done is…" Then you list for 5 different things that you've done that relate to what they are looking for.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

Are you interested in executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 via PayPal to offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

2 thoughts on “What Makes You Think You’re the Most Qualified Person for This Job? (VIDEO)

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: