Last week, I was interviewed for a promotion. They were promoting two applicants. They had received three applications for the position.
The interview was about what I had expected:
"Tell me about a time when you had to... and how you resolved it."
"Tell me about a time when you couldn't find an answer in your standard resources, and you didn't... and how you resolved it."
"Tell me about a time when you had a homeowner... and how you resolved it."
"Tell me about a time when you made a mistake at this job... and how you resolved it."
The last thing the pair interviewing me demanding of me was:
"Why should we hire you over the other applicants for this position?"
To which I immediately replied, "Because I'm amazing!" in a tone of voice that indicated this was a self-evident truth they ought to have picked up on by this point, seeing as I've been at this job for 4 1/2 months now. I followed up with, "And because I do genuinely enjoy my job. And I'm good at it. And because I enjoy helping others learn how to do their jobs better."
That was it. I got an email 90 minutes later with the offer. I accepted immediately. I began training the next day. I start my new duties tomorrow.