Interview Questions: New Job & Company


What can you contribute to this company?

Interviewers discover how hiring you will benefit the company by asking "What can you contribute to this company?"

Answer questions about your potential contributions to the company by citing examples of what you have accomplished in the past.  Relate these past contributions to what you can achieve in the future.

Describe specific examples of how effective you have been in your other positions; change you have implemented; and goals you have achieved. Talk about the depth and breadth of related experience that you have.

Compare your abilities to the employer's goals. Let the interviewer know that you have the skills necessary to do the job they are hiring for; the ability to effectively meet challenges; and the flexibility and diplomacy to work well with other employees and with management.

Possible Answers:

  • I'm a hard worker with the experience to get things done efficiently.
  • I can contribute my organizational skills and my ability to work well in a group.
  • I have the experience, contacts and knowledge to contribute to the rapid growth of this business.
  • Vision. I am experienced in the areas this company needs to grow and my ability to plan ahead will help facilitate that growth.