6.4 How to Shine in an Interview

Why Should We Hire You?

This video by the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University Office of Career Management offers advice for answering the “why should we hire you?” question.

Consider this: a typical job posting will list the qualifications and skills required for the job; most if not all of the people called for an interview will have the required qualifications and skills.

What will set you apart? What makes you a good fit for the job?

  • Your ability to describe your professional skills, and how they enabled you to complete a task or effectively deal with a situation, and how these skills will serve you in this job.

Interview Skills – Company Knowledge

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Office of Career Management offers advice about what company knowledge is and how to get it. Recruiters from Exel Logisitics, Deloitte, and Johnson & Johnson offer their insights into the “knowledge of the company” topic.

Interview Skills – The Closing

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Office of Career Management offers advice about how to close an interview. Recruiters from Exel Logisitics, Deloitte, and Johnson & Johnson offer their insights into the what they remember and appreciate from candidates and the end of an interview.

Please note that the skills focused on in CamSTAR are based on Canadian research, and while the skills described in the videos are not an exact match with those in CamSTAR, they are equivalent. For example, self-motivation is discussed in the video, which is a part of taking initiative, a CamSTAR skill.