Why should I hire you?
It is a question every HR manager asks in interviews. And while most of the candidates answer by listing once again all their skills and how these skills can be a great asset for any company, they are missing a point. It is not about you. It is about the others who might be better than you are or just know how to sell themselves in a more attractive way.
This is the moment when you, as a candidate, should be able to explain why you are the best option your future employee has, not just why you’d be fit for his job. That, of course, if you make it through the cold selection of interviews.
Speaking of which….
This is why your competitive advantages should be visible since the very first contact with your employer. There are many ways to do that, but just a few are successful. I am sure you all remember the 90s comedy Legally Blonde, where Reese Witherspoon handed out pink, perfumed CV-s. We are not suggesting you should, but you do need that “wow” element in your presentation.
Let’s see how you can do that:
- First make sure all your CV-s come together with a letter of intent where you express your desire of being part of that specific team and that exact company. Motivation matters a lot.
- Second make sure you add a summary to make people’s life easy. They will definitely appreciate it.
- Having a summary does not mean you can turn in a CV the size of Dune. Keep it short, well structured and easy to skim through.
- Make sure your character and personality stands out. This is indeed a bit challenging, we know, but definitely not impossible. For example, we developed on our platform a series of personality tests that you can take and add to your CV. The results of these tests will show the recruiter if you have what it takes for the job, on a human level.
- We also tried to give you another tool to use in order to truly impress them: video interviews. You can record a presentation of your skills and this way you can show them who you are not just by writing them, but also by speaking directly to them.
It’s not that hard, but it does take some extra effort. Nevertheless, at the end of the day, it definitely pays off. Try it.