How do you answer a recruiter when they ask what makes you unique?

Posted June 25, 2020 by

Many employers who ask what makes you unique are likely probing to see if there is something about you or your background that would add to the diversity of their workforce.

Study after study demonstrate that the more diverse a workforce, the more productive is that workforce. Employers who have woken up to this fact are now embracing diversity, and not just racial but gender, military veterans, people with disabilities, generations, socioeconomic, and even geography.

If you’ve done your research and understand the team you would be a part of, then you should be able to identify attributes which are not well represented. If you can fill those gaps, that’s how you should answer that question.

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