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11 Good Things to Say in an Interview

In this next post, I will give you 11 good things to say in an interview. As you already know, the things you say during your interview are going to be the difference between a pass or fail. So if you want to pass your interview, make sure you read this article from start to finish because I promise to help make you be the stand candidate.

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Let’s get straight into it.

Number one

Say you did something in your previous role that was a win for the company. Now, hiring managers prefer to take people on who can help their business thrive and beat their closest competitors so when the interviewer says to you, Why should we hire you? Say this.

You should hire me because I can help your company achieve lots of positive wins. For example, in my previous role, I helped the company win more customers by providing exceptional customer service. I hope to the company get more sales by suggesting ways it could promote itself better on social media. My focus in this role will be to help you beat your closest competitors.

Number two

Make sure you say during your job interview that you already have a 30 day plan in place of what you will do in the role if they hire you. Now those candidates who say they already know what they’re going to do in the position are more likely to get hired. So during your interview, when the hiring manager says to you, what are your strengths? Say this.

One of my strengths is that I am a very good planner and organizer. I already have a plan in place of what I will do in the role if I get hired within the first 30 days of starting work here. I will get a brief from my manager. I will put a plan of action in place to make sure I meet my targets and I will get to know my coworkers so I can start contributing to the team’s objectives in super fast time.

Number three

Number three, is to say you want to build a long term career with their company. This is a really good one. Now, all hiring managers want to take on people who are going to stay at the company for a long period of time. Now, there is nothing worse as a hiring manager than having to find new employees because staff have moved on soon after starting in the role. So when the interviewer says to you, Where do you see yourself in five years time? Say this.

I plan to build a long term career with your company, so I will still be here in five years time. I will be seen as a productive, trusted and reliable member of the team, whose skill set and knowledge consistently adds value to the business.

Number four

Good thing to say number four during your interview is to say that you have researched their company. Now this is a simple yet highly effective way to show the hiring manager you genuinely want to work for their company. Now, before you attend your job interview, look at their company website about us page. Look at their social media posts and gain an understanding of the different products and services they have on offer. So when the interview says to you, why do you want to work for our company? Say this.

I want to work for your company because having researched you, you have a good set of values that I can relate to. You provide excellent products and services, which tells me you are a responsible company that has high standards, and your plans for the future are something I find appealing because I feel I can contribute to the company objectives.

Number five

Number five is to say that you have an impressive track record of achievement and then give one example. Now, all hiring managers want to employ people who have a track record of achievement. Perhaps you have helped a previous employer win an important sales contract. Maybe you helped the business to increase sales, or perhaps you did something that helped the company to save money and improve profitability. So here’s what to say during your interview. Here we go.

You should hire me because I have a track record of achievement. For example, in my last role, I came up with an innovative way to help the company save money when ordering office supplies and resources. When I arrived at the company, there was no system in place for ordering office supplies and waste was commonplace in the team. My new system helped the company to save over $3000 per year.

Number six

Number six, is to say you read the job description before applying for the role. Now this is one of the smartest things you can say in a job interview. Now the job description is the blueprint for the role you are applying for. The vast majority of candidates will not even be aware of its existence, but you are going to be different now when the interviewer says to you, Tell me about yourself. Start off with this.

I am a positive, enthusiastic and committed employee who, having already studied the job description, feels confident. I have the necessary skills, qualities and attributes to get up to speed quickly and excel in the role.

Number seven

Number seven, is to say you are the type of employee who takes ownership of difficult challenges. This is another really good one. Now I would one hundred percent employee anyone in my team if they could prove to me they were the type of person who always took ownership of difficult problems and challenges. Now, a common interview question is tell me about a time when you dealt with a difficult problem. Here’s a great answer.

I am the type of person who takes ownership of difficult challenges. For example, in my last role, we encountered a problem with a supplier who kept letting us down. Now, nobody had wanted to sort out this problem because it seemed too difficult. However, I felt someone needed to step up and resolve this ongoing issue. I spent several hours talking to potential new suppliers about the service they could offer and their terms of business. I then presented my findings to my manager, who went ahead and commissioned a new supplier which helped to considerably improve customer service standards.

Number eight

Number eight, is to say that you are a fast learner. Now, no hiring manager wants to spend days or weeks training up new members of staff on how to do their duties. If you are a fast learner and someone who picks things up quickly and retains information, make sure you say this during your job interview. So when the hiring manager says to you, What are your strengths? Say this.

My strengths is the fact that I am a very fast learner. In my last job, my manager praised me for the speed in which I learned the role and was able to contribute positively to the team. This strength means you won’t have to spend your valuable time training me up or constantly supervising me.

Number nine

Number nine is to say that you are grateful for the opportunity to be interviewed for the position now. Good manners are no longer commonplace in society, but I believe they are a vital part of showing the hiring manager. You are going to be a good fit for their team now at the very start of your interview when they say to you, tell me about yourself. Start off your answer with this. First of all, thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed for this position today.

Number 10

Number 10 is to say that you are an all rounder. This is another really good one. Now, during job interviews, most candidates will only focus on how they can specifically do the role they have applied for. However, if you really want to impress the hiring manager, tell them you are an all rounder who’s flexible approach to working is going to be an asset to their team. So when they say to you during your interview, what makes you stand out from the other candidates? Say this.

I believe my wide range of skills, qualities and my positive attitude make me stand out from everyone else. I am a true all rounder who is willing to take on duties and responsibilities that are outside of the job description. For example, if you need me to help out and stay behind late after work, I will do. If you need me to cover someone when they are off sick, I will do their duties as well as my own. Being an all rounder means you will see a greater return on your investment.

Number 11

Number 11 is to say you are going to add value in the role. Now the words add value are brilliant ones to use in a job interview. Adding value means you will be an improvement or additions to the company that makes it worth more. So when the interviewer says to you at the end of the interview, is there anything else you would like to add? Say this

Thank you once again for giving me this opportunity. I have thoroughly enjoyed the process and learning more about your company. Now, if you hire me, I promise to be a productive and trustworthy employee who will work hard to add value to your team.

So there is 11 good things to say during your job interview.

Now the next thing to do is head through to my website and you can find full set of interview questions and top scoring answers, including the ones I’ve worked through together today so make sure you go through to the website because I’ve also placed more questions on there that I recommend you prepare for. There’s also some really important additional tips that will help you to polish your interview. Make sure you check those out.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tutorial. As I said at the start, it’s really important because I can then help you not just pass every job interview, but I can help you to negotiate a salary, get a pay rise and also get a promotion and make sure you share your feedback on the comments section. That’s all I ask that motivates me to create more articles for you. It’s really good to connect with like minded professionals such as yourself. Thank you so much for reading, and I wish you all the best for passing your interview. Have a great day!

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