Difficult Interview Question – Why Hire From Outside the Company Rather Than Promote from Within?
Lots of job interview questions are designed to challenge your confidence. Why hire you? Why not hire someone better? These questions are not asked because your qualifications are slim. These questions are planned to see how well you can handle questions that challenge your abilities. They are hard to answer, but a good answer can go a long way.
General Answer Method
Obviously you need to be confident with your answer. If you cannot come up with reasons or you do not sound confident with your answer, you will fail. Answers should simply describe your strong points. However, there are good and bad ways to do this.
“I am a great worker, with strong communication skills and the ability to do my job above and beyond expectations.”
This answer is too simple. It’s too boring. You don’t show any real examples of why the employer should look to you over internal candidates.
“It does not matter where the qualified applicant comes from. What matters is that they are going to do their job. My history of working with HTML, PHP and XML coding as well as my knowledge of Web 2.0 systems make me supremely qualified for the position, and my personality fits seamlessly with the company. I have the worth ethnic, knowledge and skills that make me a better candidate for the position than applicants both within and outside of your organization.”
This answer is a little long, but it is much better. You acknowledge what the question is asking and confidently state why you are best for the job in a manner that shows you as both confident and personable.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Describe your strong points.
- Speak with confidence.