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Job Interview Question: What Can You Contribute to the Company?


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A typical interview question to discover how hiring you would benefit the company is "What can you contribute to this company?"

The best way to answer questions about your contributions to the company is to give examples of what you have accomplished in the past, and to relate them to what you can achieve in the future.

Describe specific examples of how effective you have been in your other positions, change you have implemented, and goals you have achieved. Talk about the depth and breadth of related experience that you have.

Also, relate your abilities to the employer's goals. You will want to let the interviewer know that you have the skills necessary to do the job they are hiring for, the ability effectively meet challenges, and the flexibility and diplomacy to work well with other employees and with management.

Sample Answers

  • I'm a hard worker with the experience to get things done efficiently.
  • I can contribute my organizational skills and my ability to work well in a group.
  • I have the experience, contacts, and knowledge to contribute to the rapid growth of this business.
  • Vision. I am experienced in the areas this company needs to grow, and my ability to plan ahead will help facilitate that growth.

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