“Why should we hire you?”
Are you guilty of the usual and standard scripted answers like “Because I love children”, or “Because I love this work”?
These are the answers that job-seekers have been trained to give.
Everyone has fallen into this kind of standard interview script at some point or another. We know the standard scripts – but it’s time now to learn new lines, so that we have an opportunity to say what we really think and feel, and be the one to make that all important impression, making us stand out from other applicants .
Many applicants give the same expected answers to the question “Why should we hire you?” They say nothing that every other Nanny hasn’t already said, and as they speak, the image of them really just merges into the image of all the other Nannies and Housekeepers that the Family has interviewed
So what would make you stand out, and help you be the one who gets the job? Try a different, but truthful answer to the question “Why should we employ you”?
Family: So, we have a lot of Nannies / Housekeepers to interview. With all those people wanting this job, why should we give it to you?
YOU: Well, that’s a good question. I think you will go over each interview, and decide which Nanny understands and fits in with your family, and what you want, the best. I’m doing the same thing, of course. I’m looking for a family where I fit, and what they want is something that is right from my side of things too.
If I’m really honest, I can’t say you should choose me over another Nanny, because I don’t know enough yet about exactly what you need from me as your Nanny, and of course I don’t know who else you have interviewed. BUT from what you have said so far, this is a position that I would really be interested in, and I think that we are a good fit, which would make for a good working relationship, and where we would both be happy.
Dare to be different – it might just work, and take you to the job you’ve always wanted!
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