If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that in a job interview, I’d quit going to interviews! I just got back from an interview today and that was the very last question the man asked me. I am always asked this every job interview, well okay except for Nestle’s where I all ready knew the manager so she knew why she was going to hire me. But all the other interviews I’ve ever been to this is always the last question they ask me. Why shouldn’t they hire me?
Well, if I wasn’t afraid of my potential employer finding this, I would answer why they shouldn’t hire me. Instead, here’s some reasons I feel they should hire me:
- I always arrive on time, even early some times to work
- If I know I’m going to be late, I call
- I rarely call in sick
- I am a great team player, but I also work well individually
- I am a self-starter most of the time
- I like to satisfy customers and employers
- I always put forth 100%
- I can make work fun
We also ask God the same question, just phrased a little different. Why are you hiring me for this job? We are probably the worst possible person for the job and yet for some reason God calls us to a particular job or task. He asked Mosses to lead the Israelites to freedom against the Pharaoh even though Mosses was short and didn’t speak eloquently. He asked Jeremiah to be a prophet to warn people of the impending wrath of God if they didn’t turn from their ways, but he was still fairly young by that time’s standards. He asked a peasant woman to bear His own Son not some rich queen. He asked a fisherman to be the first leader of the Church.
Why shouldn’t I be considered for this job? Why am I chosen by God for these things which I believe are impossible? God chooses each of us for a particular purpose and we are chosen for each job for a particular reason. We may not know why at the time, but there is always a reason why.