Here is a good question: Why shouldn’t they hire you?
You are rightfully focused on developing a strong personal value proposition when you are in job search mode and have identified opportunities.
If you want to strengthen your preparation, ask yourself why the company SHOULDN’T hire you.
- What are the gaps in experience, skills or knowledge?
- Is there a fit problem?
- Has your presentation been weak in some way?
- Is the competition likely strong?
Apply yourself to honestly answering these questions and you can do two things:
First, devise a stronger sales pitch by anticipating and handling objections.
Second, you might uncover a reason why this opportunity really isn’t for you. You will be doing yourself a favor if you can figure this out in advance.