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How to Answer " Why should we Select You?" and "Why You, over other Candidates?"
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Sakshi Abrol
IIM Lucknow, Batch of 2018. Panjab university, batch of 2016. NTSE scholar. Singer. Writer. Foodie.

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mam laughing gas to nitrous oxide hua na??
Santosh
a year ago
Yes nitrous oxide
Hi, mam..can we add up extraordinary life experience to stand out among other candidates??
Sakshi Abrol
2 years ago
Hi anshul, can you explain your question better? What do u mean by extra ordinary life experiences?
Anshul Galav
2 years ago
something u overcome wid tym within urself...
Sakshi Abrol
2 years ago
100%
Anshul Galav
2 years ago
????✌️
nice tips😉😉😉
Hi, mam..can we add up extraordinary life experience to stand out among other candidates??
  1. 1 of 7 HOW TO ANSWER TRICKY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Lesson 3


  2. 2 of 7 Q no 3: Why should we select you? Interviewer Expectations: .Expects you to tell him something you might have missed till now . Wants to judge your confidence (or over confidence) level Wants you to give them reasons of differentiation How to ace the question . Do NOT be over confident or give awkward answers . Emphasise on your qualities that make you fit for the role . Also, speak about your cultural fit


  3. How to answer the question . Start with your RELEVANT professional skills, experience or interest Briefly talk about a situation where you had displayed some . quality that makes you fit for the job Be keen and show you active enthusiasm towards the job Lastly, tell them about how well you will fit in the culture of the . company/institute or in the offerings of the institute


  4. SAMPLE ANSWER: DO NOT COPY AS IT IS A GENERIC EXAMPLE As a student, I've actively participated in the fests and other extra curricular activities. Even when I was studying, I actively took part and excelled in XYZ activities. All this ahs helped me shape my personality as an extrovert, ambitious and highly task oriented person. This, along with my skills as an MBA graduate will certainly help me outshine in my role as an XYZ. Moreover, your values of ABC have a strong resonance to my individualistic beliefs. This will help me quickly settle in the new job and perform to the best of my capabilities.


  5. Q no 4: Why should you be chosen "over other candidates" Interviewer Expectations: Checks your humility, diplomacy & over confidence . Also tries to gauge, how you answer tricky answers . The answer speaks a lot about your "real" personality How to ace the question Do NOT be over confident . Emphasise on your qualities, qualifications and cultural fit . DO NOT try to dismiss or mock others . If you have some seriously different or additional qualifications, talk about those.


  6. How to answer the question Start with your RELEVANT professional skills, experience or interest, answer like you are answering" Why should we select you? " Do NOT directly address the "other candidates" part of the question If the interviewer specifically asks about the "other candidates", you can answer like this "Sir, I strongly believe that all the candidates are deserving and qualified for the selection but what sets me apart is XYZ (added qualification, experience or cultural fit)


  7. 7 of 7 SAMPLE ANSWER: DO NOT COPY AS IT IS A GENERIC EXAMPLE As a student, I've actively participated in the fests and other extra curricular activities. Even when I was studying, I actively took part and excelled in XYZ activities. All this ahs helped me shape my personality as an extrovert, ambitious and highly task oriented person. This, along with my skills as an MBA graduate will certainly help me outshine in my role as an XYZ. I strongly believe that all the candidates are deserving and qualified enough for the section but what sets me apart is the fact that the values of ABC have a strong resonance to my individualistic beliefs This will help me quickly settle in the new job and perform to the best of my capabilities