Template: How to Write Your ‘Why Me?’ Statement

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Applying for a job opportunity through The Mom Project? One of the first steps in filling out your application is crafting your "Why Me?" statement.

The "Why Me?" statement is a key component of your job applications. Think of this section like a mini-cover letter: The goal here is to briefly explain why you are applying to this specific position and how your experience, enthusiasm and skills relate to the role.

It's a short but powerful section — with a 600 character limit (or about 100 words), it's a natural place to start evaluating candidates. Hence, crafting a great "Why Me?" statement is one of the best chances you have to catch the hiring manager or recruiter’s attention.

Ready to write an attention-grabbing, value-driven “Why Me” statement? Download our "Why Me? Statement Template to organize your experience, choose powerful words and make a strong statement.

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