11 SMART things to SAY in an INTERVIEW!

11 smart things to say in your job interview!

11 SMART things to SAY in an INTERVIEW!

In this guide, we will tell you 11 smart things to say in your job interview!

As you already know, the things you say during your interview are going to be the difference between a pass or a fail!

#1 Say you did something in your previous role that was a WIN FOR THE COMPANY.

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 service. I helped 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.”

#2 Say you have a 30-DAY PLAN already in place of what you will do in the role.

Those candidates who say they already know what they will do in the role if they get hired are more likely to get the job offer. During your interview, when the hiring manager says, WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS?, say this:

“One of my strengths is that I am a very good planner and organiser. I already have a plan in place of what I will do in 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 co-workers so I can start contributing to the teams objectives in super-fast time.”

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#3 – Say you want to BUILD A LONG-TERM CAREER with their company.

All hiring managers want to take on people who are going to stay at the company for a long period of time. There is nothing worse than having to find new employees because staff have moved on soon after getting hired. So, when the interviewer says to you: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS’ TIME? Say this…

“I plan to build a long-term career with your company, so I will still be here in 5 years’ time. I will be seen as a productive, trusted, and reliable member of the team whose skillset and knowledge consistently adds value to the busines.”

#4 – Say you have RESEARCHED their company.

This is a simple, yet highly effective way to show the hiring manager you genuinely want to work for their company. Before you attend your job interview, look at their 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 interviewer says, why do you want to work for our company, you can say:

“I want to work for you because having researched your company 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.”

#5 – Say you have an impressive TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT, and then give ONE EXAMPLE.

All hiring managers want to employ people who have a track record of achievement. Perhaps you helped a previous employer win an important sales contract, you helped them to increase sales, or you did something that helped them to save money and improve profitability. Here’s what to say during your interview when the hiring manager asks you, WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU?

“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 $3,000 per year.”

#6 – Say you READ THE JOB DESCRIPTION before applying!

This is one of the smartest things you can say in a job interview. The job description is the blueprint for the role you are being interviewed for. The vast majority of candidates will not even be aware of its existence, but you are going to be different. 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.”

#7 – Say you are the type of employee who TAKES OWNERSHIP of difficult challenges.

This is a good one! I would 100% employ 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. 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. Nobody had wanted to sort out the problem because it was 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.”

#8 – Say you are a FAST LEARNER.

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 interview. When the hiring manager says to you, WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS?, say this…

“Another one of 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.”

#9 – Say you are GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY to be interviewed for the position!

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. 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…”

#10 – Say you are an ALL-ROUNDER!

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 whose flexible approach to working is going to be an asset to their team. So, when they say to you, WHAT MAKES YOU STANDOUT FROM OTHER CANDIDATES?, say this…

“I believe my wide range of skills, qualities, and my positive attitude make me standout 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 so. 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 if you choose to hire me.”

#11 – Say you are going to ADD VALUE in the role.

The words ADD VALUE are brilliant ones to use in a job interview! Adding value means you will be an improvement or addition to the company that makes it worth more.

So, when the interviewer says to you at the end of the interviewer, 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 interview process and learning more about your company. If you hire me, I promise to be a productive and trustworthy employee who will work hard to add value to your team.”

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  • The common mistakes made at the interview (and how to avoid them!);
  • Over 50 interview questions to prepare for (and how each is assessed);
  • Full answers to each of the questions so you can learn how to deliver successful answers of your own.
  • Beating the competition (what you MUST do to be successful);
  • Checklists and printable resources;
  • All interview answers are verified by our interview panel of experts.
  • Instant online access as soon as your order is placed to over 50 interactive modules.

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