Why should we hire you?


group meeting in a bankWhy should we hire you belongs to the most typical questions in any interviews. When you apply for a bank teller position, employers have a good reason to ask you this one.  There are dozens, if not hundreds, of applicants for these jobs, and it is difficult for them to distinguish the best applicants from the rest.

The applicants are somehow similar – also you are, at least in the eyes of the employer. Therefore you will need an original answer.

Most people do a mistake when they use simple and general answers, like the following examples:

  • “I am the best person for this job.”
  • “I really need this job.”
  • “You should hire me, because I am better than the other candidates.”


training for a job interviewThese answers are widely used, but they are bad. They are too general and the only thing the interviewer in a bank learns from such an answer is that you have no idea about any value you could possibly bring to the bank. So what to do? How to answer this question?

You need to show the recruiters the value you can bring them as a teller. It can be:

  • Right character abilities
  • Having all the needed skills and predispositions for the job
  • Strong motivation and enthusiasm to do the job
  • Experience with similar roles
  • Other relevant things

You’ll find below some good answers for your inspiration. However, you should always try to add something unique to the answer, because you are unique. . . .

I believe to have all the right predispositions for a job of a teller. On the top of that, people really like to talk to me, what’s obviously an advantage.

I am very motivated to have this job – it’s my dream. If you hire me, I will do my best to exceed your expectations and provide a top notch customer service.

I have a lot of experience with customer service. I have an ability to uncover the needs of the others, and sell them what they really need, or want.

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Special tips: If you have some time, try to practice interview answers with your friends. Hard on the practice range, easy on the pitch… You should not forget this one.