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SHOW DATE: May 8, 2013

One of the most dreaded interview questions is, “Why should I hire you?” But this is a great question for the interviewee—if you know how to answer it. Your answer should always touch on one of two areas: fit or experience. If you have a natural fit with the company (either because you know people there, you have a synergy with the company culture, or you love the responsibilities your position requires), you should stress that. If you have significant experience in the job you are applying for, then stress that. And as a last resort, if you have no direct experience, discuss how your past experience has served as a the perfect preparation.

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