The 5 best things you can say in a job interview
Don't fall victim to word vomit! Prepare what you want to say in your job interview, so you don't say the wrong thing.
“Let me tell you about a time that I solved that problem.”
“Can you clarify?”
“I read about that project on your website.”
When two people meet for the first time, it’s polite to ask questions and express an interest in each other. In a job interview, though, you demonstrate your interest in the company by doing research before you show up, so don’t have to ask basic questions and can move on to having an intelligent conversation about it.
“What made you decide to work here?”
“One of the best things you can do at an interview is come prepared with thoughtful questions for the interviewer,” says Cheryle Palmer, owner of Call to Career. Doing so demonstrates an interest in the company and the job, and shows you did your homework before the interview.
“I’d love the chance to join this team!”
There’s a huge difference between begging for a job and expressing a genuine desire to work for a company and fill the role you’re interviewing for. Recruiters are looking for people who are excited about the company and have a real interest in their prospective role.