Ha. Trying to catch me off-guard, are you? Okay then. :)
Obviously, I am really excited about this opportunity. But to be honest, I can't say that I am absolutely, definitely the perfect fit for this job. I don't think it's realistic to claim such insight.
I guess I'll tell you where I think I might not be a good fit. ... (more)
As a hiring manager, I use the question (or some other version of it) to gauge several different attributes of the candidate.
- Is the candidate actually seeking this job (or a job in this field).
For example, if the position is for an outside sales representative, and the candidate tells me that in 5 years they want to be an RF engineer, I have learned t...
There's a lot here, and there might be some I missed (or which get added after the fact). So, we'll do a little bounty system: