I recently applied for my (hopefully first) entry-level job as a website editor at my university. The position involves updating web pages on a content management system and the requirements list graphics editing, HTML coding and “some experience with MySQL.”
How should I answer the question “why should we hire you” if I am applying for a web design job?
My experience is limited to designing websites for class projects and I also interned at a company where I posted news to their blog. I haven’t touched MySQL yet. How difficult is it to learn and what types of assignments involve using MySQL?
It’s always important to be confident about the knowledge you possess. A good knowledge in HTML and CSS are the basics which is required for website designing. Keep your basics clear and try to be in touch of the updates with these languages. This will definitely help you to answer on the problems or queries asked in the interview regarding HTML, CSS and web designing. This will automatically answer the question of the interviewer as Why he should hire you?
MYSQL is basically required for visual database designing which is one of the requirement of web designing.
I think that your question is not really related to this specific job. Like other members, i adivse to be honest and list your skills without adding too much cosmetics, There is no reason that does not work.
I would recommend to consult an expert in content management system and HTML coding and MySQL. TO answer such questions it is rather difficult to tell which alternative will work. Depending on the situation of the interview you should answer. Answering according to the situation is the most suitable choice.
Well, these questions comes very frequently. The way you answer is
A) Blah Blah Blah
B) Unique answer that really applies to you.
For example. Let say it’s google. I’ll say that I can contribute XYZ because I have done it before. Also, I like the culture of Google where I can move into different project to expand my skillsets and I don’t see other better company for this kind of opportunity.
I’m not say you should use my wordings but try to really relate with you in particular and be unique so that they’ll remember you.
“Um… because you put the F’n ad out. You should have figured this out before I filled in half the form.”
But on a serious note - that question is so broad so write short notes down to cover:
Skill and experience
Your passion for the job
Your achievements so far
Employers are looking for people who are good at what they do. They need folks to walk in and help the company do things better and more efficiently. So while it is a loaded “crap” question, you can touch on a couple of specific areas.