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How to Answer 'Why Should I Hire You?'

How to Answer 'Why Should I Hire You?' | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

It’s one of the most popular questions in interviews, and also one of the most understandable.

Why not hear why your future employee is right for the role straight from the horse’s mouth?

Why then, does it fill us with so much trepidation? Partly because there’s no way of tricking this question, you’ve just got to believably detail exactly why you’re better than all the other applicants for the job. You’ve got to tell them why what you’ve got is worth having.

The one key thing to remember is that the hiring manager is putting their reputation on the line, whoever they hire. Sell yourself into them with confidence and evidence that you’re the best person for the job, and this question can be the key to unlocking that job offer.
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How To Build And Run A Perfect Startup Team

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One of the main tasks of a leader, a founder of a business, a startup CEO, is to form a dream team that will be able to keep the whole startup up and running. No one can reach ambitious goals on their own.
With the biggest share of responsibilities before the future team, investors, clients and/or consumers, a leader has to have someone to rely on. These people will communicate personally and discuss business problems. They will put forth propositions and make decisions, affect the corporate culture, and build the environment themselves. If we step aside from 'be inspiring, be an example, and have passion for what you do' advice, we'll figure out a number of more practical tips you should always keep in mind.

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Here's the Advice I Give All of Our First Time Founders

Here's the Advice I Give All of Our First Time Founders | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

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First Round is a seed-stage venture firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology entrepreneurs and companies.

Aaron Patzer had come to a crossroads. He knew he was onto something with Mint — but he realized he couldn’t be a successful CEO and also run product for the company. “He's one of the very few founders I've seen who knew it was time to let go and hand things to someone new,” says First Round Partner Rob Hayes, who worked closely with Mint. “He wound up hiring this great guy Aaron Forth, and it helped move the company to the next level. That moment when a CEO gives up their core competency to someone else so they can focus on running the company is the moment they become a great leader.”
Hayes started investing in early-stage startup founders a decade ago, and he always gets the same question: “What should I be doing right now?” Through this experience, he's narrowed down his answer to three things. Patzer did a brilliant job at all three, and notably the most important thing on the list: Hiring the right people. “The other two are don't run out of money and always have a North Star,” says Hayes.
While each of these pieces presents a huge challenge, this framework can be very powerful. “Founders who achieve these goals always succeed,” says Hayes, citing Mint's lucrative sale to Intuit. “If they're constantly thinking to themselves, 'Okay this work in front of me... am I actively achieving one of these three things?' they don't fail.” We recently sat down with Hayes to delve into these three areas of focus and tactics to win at each one.

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