Why are you the best person for the job? This is a question to be handled with care! IT is a question where you can come across as arrogant if not answered carefully. So it is one best thought about in depth before you attend the interview. What the interviewer wants to hear is why you think that you would be able to carry out this job well. Obviously nobody can say they are the best for the job without knowing who else is in the running.
“I couldn’t say that I am the best person for the job, because I don’t know of the other candidates who have applied and what their skills and experience are. However, I know I would be very good at this job because my previous job was carrying out this role, and I excelled at it. Therefore the job matches my skills and talents, and I have the experience to prove that I would be a great candidate for this position.”
“It would be impossible for me to state that I am the best person for the job as I don’t know of the other candidates that have applied, or what their qualifications and character are like, but I do know that I have been wanting a job in this sector for a considerable length of time now, and what I lack in experience I will more than make up for in enthusiasm and willingness to learn. As a matter of fact, my lack of experience in this actual role may be beneficial to yourselves as I will not be “set in my ways” of carrying out the role, whereas someone who has already done this job for a different employer might wish to continue doing it the old way, and become frustrated with your method. Therefore I think I would be a good candidate as I will be freshly trained to your methods.”
“It is not for me to say whom is best for the job, I personally feel I have the suitable qualifications, experience and skill to carry out this job, and as you know the company and the position better that I do, you are the only person who can say who is best for the job. If you don’t choose me I would not be upset because I would understand that with your knowledge of the position I was not suitable, I would only hope you would feedback to me with the reason why. So my answer in short would be that I am a good candidate for the job, but I cannot say I am the best because I have no idea against whom I am competing.”
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