How to Respond to the Question, “Why Should I Hire You?”

When you go on an interview, one of the questions the hiring manager or recruiter will ask is “What makes you a good fit for this position?” or “Why should I hire you?” The answer you give could make or break your chances in getting the job. It’s important that you prepare for this question ahead of time to ensure that you can provide a positive response that reflects well on you as a person and as an employee.

There are many different ways to respond to this question, and the answer you choose should reflect your personality and professional skills. If you are someone who likes to take risks, then you might want to answer that you are an explorer and thrive on new challenges. However, if you are more traditional in your approach to life, then it would be appropriate to say that you are reliable and trustworthy.

Another way to approach this question is to tell a short story about yourself that highlights a specific characteristic or skill you have. This will demonstrate that you are a good team player and can adapt to different situations. You can also use this opportunity to share a personal or professional accomplishment that has shaped your outlook on life.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex chronic disease that affects the body’s organ systems and can vary in severity from patient to patient. Susceptibility may be genetic, but the illness is often triggered by infection. It can be very difficult to live with ME/CFS, with extreme fatigue and other symptoms affecting your quality of life and limiting what you can do.

ME/CFS is often misunderstood, and it can take months or even years to get a proper diagnosis. There is no single test to diagnose ME/CFS, but doctors can use a variety of tests to rule out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms.

Those with ME/CFS can often appear in good health to others, and the common blood tests ordered by doctors do not show anything out of the ordinary. But ME/CFS can be debilitating – 75% of people with ME are unable to work full or part time, and up to 25% are housebound or bedbound on their worst days.

Despite these challenges, there is hope and support available. Many people with ME/CFS find that they can manage their condition better with a combination of medication, rest and other symptom-reduction strategies. For more information, visit the ME/CFS Association’s website and search for organisations in your country.