Master The "Why Hire Me" Story To Land A Job

So you've finally landed that job interview. Now it's time to seal the deal with a killer interview. How? For one, try mastering your "Why hire me?" story.

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If you're looking to sell yourself in a sit-down interview—which will presumably run longer than the standard 30-60 second elevator pitch—the Wall Street Journal says it's important to perfect your "Why hire me" story.

The key is to create a story that comes across as natural, not canned, and that you can tailor to any job interview in question. A good why hire me story should avoid making too many assumptions about the job itself. This necessitates asking pointed questions both before, during, and after the interview process. The article also notes that a compelling "about me" interview will make sure to leave out irrelevant details, no matter how impressive they may appear to the employer.

Browse the post for more advice on how to perfect your "Why hire me" story, then chime in with your own methods for how to conduct a successful interview in the comments.

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