And then answer this:
"Why should he/she give the role to you, rather than to any one of the dozens of other candidates who also applied?"
It's a tough question.
Could you look the interviewer in the eye and answer this question without so much as a shred of hesitation or doubt -- in a way that's convincing?
If the answer is "no", then you might have some work to do.
Because this is a vital part of the equation that all of the most effective job candidates have solved -- they're crystal clear about what they bring to the table, and, crucially, what they're lacking. They have an objective sense of what their strengths and weaknesses are. And they know why, for a certain type of hiring manager in a certain type of organization, they're the ideal candidate. They know how they're different from other candidates.
This strategy is what also allows them to specifically target the right kind of jobs where they know they have the most leverage and put themselves in a position to get what they want.
In fact, this is the third habit of highly effective job candidates.
You need an answer to that same question:
"Why should a hiring manager give the role to you, as opposed to any of the other candidates who also applied for the role? What makes you special?"
Because your answer to this question is such an important piece of the puzzle, it's pretty much the first thing we tackle in my Dream Job Formula program. I take you by the hand, and show you how to get clear on your own unique strengths and weaknesses, and turn them into a "unique selling proposition" that makes you stand out from the other candidates.
Once you do this, this is when you can truly come to an interview and not sweat about it because you are confident and understand what you bring to the table and use that to showcase how you’re going to make a difference when they hire you.