September 30, 2022
Every year, students are drawn to internships like ants to sugar. If you are one of those ants, you know that one of the most common questions employers ask is: “why should you be hired for this internship?”
To begin with, reframe the question in your head as ‘why do you want to do this internship?’ I would suggest that you begin by answering this question before launching into an ode to yourself.
Once you are done answering the question, ‘why do you want to do this internship?’, you can move on to talking about your unique strengths and what sets you apart from the rest of the lot. Slip in your soft skills.
You must have ended up spouting a lot of theory, but it’s equally critical to demonstrate the practical side of things. Hence, pepper in a couple of relatable anecdotes.
Flip ‘why should you be hired for this internship?’ to ‘why do you think I should consider this internship over others?’ You need to gauge the interviewer’s mood and sensibilities before asking this question.
Now that you are armed with the Brahmastra on how to tackle ‘why should you be hired for this internship?’, I am confident that you will ace the next interview that’s coming up. All the best!