What Do You Think You Can Add To The Job Role?


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This type of question usually appears on modern job application forms, and it can be a tricky one to answer. Basically, you need to sell yourself to a potential employer by proving that you are confident, smart, and capable. Putting your best foot forward is what answering the question, "What do you think you can add to the job role?" is all about. To answer effectively, consider the job description and use it to form your own sentence about why are you are the ideal person for this job role.

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For example, if the job is a job as a barista in a coffeehouse such as Starbucks, let management know that you have previous experience as a waiter, waitress, or retail cashier. Any education and experience related to working a cash register or handling food will give you an edge over the competition (providing they don't have the same experience)..

  • Keep it relevant

Once you've outlined your experience (it should always be relevant to the job descriptions), put in a brief amount of information that sets you apart. For example, if you're a scholarship winner, an avid gourmet, or an award-winning athlete, let them know about it. Toot your horn a bit, and create an identity that management can use to get to know you better.

Learning exactly how to apply for a job is a vital part of getting hired; following rules, filling out forms, and making yourself sound great (but not overtly egotistical) is hard sometimes. In today's job market, any edge you can get over the competition may lead to an interview that gets you the job. If you're unsure about what to write on your job role form or covering letter, consider what is best about you - the things you do well, whether they are meeting new people or taking dictation, may really come in handy if you apply for a job that needs your particular skill set.

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