Mar-17: CONSUMER TIPSÂ
10 words to use in a job interview
A job interview is an opportunity to sell yourself to a prospective employer. Be sure to slip in the right words and phrases to effectively communicate your skill set and interest in the job.
Excited: Showing excitement and enthusiasm will convey that you want the job. Recruiters are looking for people who have a real interest in their prospective role.
Companyâ€™s name: Find out all relevant details about the company and industry before the interview. Communicate that you want to build a career with the company and donâ€™t have plans to move on quickly.
Experience: Reiterate how your experience fits the position and will help the company succeed. Describe your most significant accomplishment with an anecdote to make a lasting impression.
Example: This is the most powerful interview word as it makes you â€˜showâ€™ rather than â€˜tellâ€™ the interviewer about your abilities and successes.
Results: Show that you have a plan to make an impact on the fortunes of the company. Talk about measurable results rather than mere activities to show that you understand what’s really important.
Persistent: Hiring managers are looking for people who are responsible, persistent and hard-working. Highlight your persistence as intelligence without persistence rarely leads to long-term success.
Willing to learn: Among your strengths do mention willingness to learn. In today’s fast-paced work environments, being flexible and keen to learn are key traits.
Whatâ€™s next: If the interviewer has not spelt out what the hiring process entails, ask about the next step to show your interest without being pushy.
Thank you: Before exiting look the interviewer in the eye and thank him or her for taking the time to meet you. Hiring managers will remember the prospective employee who lacked manners.