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How to explain why you’re right for the job

Posted by Glassdoor Team

Career Advice Experts

Last Updated August 2, 2022
|2 min read

Whether you’re speaking with the recruiter or you're in the final stages of the interview process, you know you have the chops for the role. But that doesn’t mean you’ve shown that to the interview panel. Here are some ways to show off your personality and (subtly) make a convincing case as to why you’re the perfect candidate. 

1. 8 ways to boost your confidence minutes before your interview

What it is: Career coaches share their best advice for preparing for an interview when you don’t have much time to prepare. 

How it helps: Everyone gets interview jitters, but you have to shake them to confidently answer questions. This article provides tips on how to muster up courage literally right before the interview.

2. Guide: Answering 'Why are you the best person for this job?'

What it is: Here’s an outline of tips to help you share what makes you a good fit for the role.

How it helps: This is your chance to shine. Use this guide to help you tie your experience and skills to the prospective job while showing a little personality

3. The dos and don’ts of showing passion in an interview

What it is: Recruiters share what level of enthusiasm they look for from job seekers, compared to what could be considered doing too much

How it helps: Showing passion is important, but you also don’t want to appear over the top. There’s a sweet spot – these tips will help you find yours to prepare for your next interview.