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Are you coming up short on your interviews? Do you know you’re stumbling on a question or two on every interview and winding up without a job offer?
Today, I'm going to ask most tough interview that organizations will ask on interviews. The question goes something like this, "So, why do you think you are the most qualified person. I have interviewed for this job?"
Oooooooooooooooooh! Don't they seem real serious about that one?
It's a ridiculous question; we both know that but it works. What happens is job applicants get nervous, they become anxious and begin to plead the case for themselves, fumble around with our answers, stammer and behave like I am now. That's not the right way to answer this question.
What you want to do instead is pause for a second, act like you're thinking about it, looked him square in the eye and say, "You know, I don't know if I'm the most qualified person that you've met with. But what I've done is . . . " Then, list 4 or 5 things that you have done that relate to what they are looking for.
Do you really think employers are trying to help you?
You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
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