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9 Best Answers to "What Makes You Unique?"

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“Tell us what makes you unique.”

Yeah, that’s an interview question that can get anyone puzzled. What do they expect to hear? If you answer it wrong, will the interviewer just think, “Next!”?

Don’t worry. There’s a good reason employers love the what makes you unique interview question. There’s also a time-tested way to answer it right.

This guide will show you:

  • What they mean by what makes you unique.
  • Great what makes you unique sample answers.
  • How to answer the what makes you unique interview question so the recruiter knows you’re perfect for the job.
  • Why an achievement is the best answer to what makes you different (and other versions of this question).

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Tom Gerencer, CPRW
Tom Gerencer is a career expert and Certified Professional Resume Writer who has published over 200 in-depth articles on Zety. Since 2016, he has been sharing advice on all things recruitment from writing winning resumes and cover letters to getting a promotion.
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