/ Asked by Ryn
When an employer asks "Why shouldn't we hire you?" what is the best way to respond?
Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
That's a really hard question to answer!  Think about it from an employers perspective and what would be the real reason they should hire you and reverse it... Because you don't want someone with my work ethic  learning agility and drive to work for your competition. Bring your greatest qualities and skills and remind them of why they should hire you!  This is somewhat humorous and will bring levity to the situation however deep down it's probably the truth!  Best of luck in finding just the right job for you!   
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Thursday, September 3, 2015
That type of question is hard since you often do not know what the recruiter is often looking for in your answer. The recruiter could ask the question to find out about your weaknesses. It is good practice to have an answer prepared for a question that involves talking about your weaknesses. You should always make sure that if you speak of a weakness to follow it up with how you are working to build your weakness into a strength. You could also answer it by speaking towards your strengths and what the company would be missing out on if they did not hire you. I would try to gauge the interviewer to understand how you should answer the question.
Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

These questions can absolutely throw you off your game. They are meant to, that’s why practicing is so important. The answer to that question would be:
“You should hire me and these are the reasons why:
I am enthusiastic, educated, experienced, team player, and ready to hit the ground running. I meet your qualifications and I believe I am a front runner for this position.” Have a humble confidence to yourself and don’t be afraid to say that you feel like you are a strong candidate and given the opportunity you would be excited and would work your hardest. Those words go a very long way.

Best Wishes!
-Nell
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