Employer should certainly understand why he is selecting a particular candidate out of many with almost similar qualifications/experience etc.
Experienced interviewers can elicit answers which indicate likely suitability of candidate which can suit with company requirements in all aspects.
A candidate may want to know whether the company he is planning to join is suitable.
During the interview process, candidate can during discussion try to understand whether company is suitable for him by smartly asking questions when permitted to do so in the interview.
Candidate needs to do a study of the company he is joining-including main line of business, turnover ,top brass of company etc and related aspects which are publicly available.
Both employer and potential employee will have to subtly elucidate mutual suitability rather than bluntly asking why should I hire /join?
9th July 2018 From India, Pune
I think, the first question is asked to understand:
1. What and How much candidate is aware about his own skills and Job requirement?
2. Has he/she done SWOT analysis?
3. In market, is he able to Sell himself?
4. Is candidate confident about himself?
11th July 2018 From India, Amravati
Reply: Your observation is right. This is a ridiculous question. But to answer as has been asked in an interview.
To cherish/achieve your objective for which this interview is being conducted. I being the right for the position.
Q. (2) Why should I join your organization?
Reply: Simply because you are an aspirant for the position & seeking employment. You have made application for the position after having knowing about our organisation. When you have raised the question, I can certainly say that we are the best employer than others in the field, our existence in the market over the period is our certification. To join or not to join it is your personal choice.
How to avoid asking this direct question: We cannot change the mind set of an interviewer. Mostly person who treat him more intelligent with ego shoots direct question to candidates to harass.
[My experience as an observer to an interview conducted by a Japanese Firm. Some 60 candidates were called for 3 positions. First round was written test (What you know about us? A Business letter seeking permission to open an outlet, 20 nos multiple questions on academic), Second round was platform speech of one minute (permission declined by the authority), Third round was personal interview quite simple questions (what you want to be? How do you think you can do but not others? What is your expectation? How was the lunch? How was the reception? What you did not like here? Interview (written) started 10-10.45am refreshment (tea & snacks) Platform speech 11.15-12.15 lunch 12.30-1.00Pm, personal interview 2.00pm-4.30pm. 5.00pm all were asked to come inside the auditorium each one were handed over an envelope (score card with travel expenses money). The HR head address the group with a wish to meet in future and their bus will drop in RLY station or Bus stop. Anyone have anything to know from us.
A selected candidate asked. Sir, I am surprised over my selection as could not reply most of your questions. The HR head replied; we need clay. To which we can mould as per the need of establishment. The question you did not answer were to know whether you are raw or not? ]
13th July 2018 From India, Mumbai
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19th July 2018 From India, New Delhi
Why should we hire you?
Why are you the best candidate for the job?
Why are you the right fit for the position?
What would you bring to the position?
To close the deal on a job offer, you MUST be prepared with a concise summary of the top reasons to choose you. Even if your interviewer doesn’t ask one of these question in so many words, you should have an answer prepared and be looking for ways to communicate your top reasons throughout the interview process.
20th July 2018 From United States, Clifton
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