Some variant of “Why should we hire you?”
I mean, it’s not like I don’t have some good points. I’m even aware of what they are most of the time. Yet, despite having practiced, I can never think of any of them when asked directly.
(I have the same problem when dating, which probably explains several things)
To make matters worse, I asked the reverse of the “Where do you see yourself in five years,” question, which normally implies that the asker has some ambition and thoughts for the future. But for a job that dosn’t have any real promotional track, it just implies you won’t stick around. Dolt.
That’s ok. It’s not THAT important. It’s only the capstone for six months of temp work, and the only posiblity that’s come up that wouldn’t require a 70 hour work week.
Interviews are just like dating. Or like dating would be, if every negative stereotype about the opposite sex were true.