Three Things You MUST Say In an Interview

July 23rd, 2012

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It’s easy to choke during an interview. Get one unusual interview question and it can totally throw you for a loop. But even if you crashed and burned on one inquiry, there are a few things you can say that can save any interview.

“I’m qualified!”

The dreaded “tell me about yourself.” It seems awkward at first, but interviewees shouldn’t feel ashamed to sell themselves! And you don’t need to wait for the interviewer to give you permission to do so. If you have particular experience that’s relevant to the position and it hasn’t come up halfway through your interview, be sure to interject politely and tell your story.

“I understand this company and this position!”

Regardless of whether or not the interviewer asks you what you know about the company, you should be prepared to show off your knowledge – and ask a few questions if you have them. (You did your research, right?) It shows that you’re truly interested in the position and aren’t just applying to any job that comes your way.

“I want to work here!”

We’ve covered it before in our three interview tips that will help you land an offer, but it needs to be said again: reiterate your interest in the position. Some like to call it “closing the deal.” It will help you stand out from those other potential candidates who walked out of the interview with a half-hearted, “Thanks.”

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