Over the past 30+ years I’ve interviewed hundreds of candidates for director and VP level positions. Very few of these candidates actually applied for the job being filled at the time. Most were found via LinkedIn or a referral. Nonetheless, I was dumbfounded that many of these people weren’t great interviewees, yet most were all remarkable people doing their jobs.
People say that the job interview question “With all the talented candidates we will meet, why should we hire you?” is just another way of asking “Why do you think you’re a good fit for this job?” but I disagree.