Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FIVE THINGS TO SAY IN A JOB INTERVIEW by NOLA GREEN

From the Come Recommended site:

"You always hear about what you shouldn’t say in an interview, but what should you say? What are those tid-bits you should mention that will set you apart from the rest? Here are a few that I found helpful:

That you actually want the position: This little tidbit could be the one thing that sets you apart from the other candidates. Don’t play it cool and aloof in this situation. If you are eager to be hired for the position, LET THEM KNOW. But remember to always be prepared to tell them why. Alison Doyle tells you more here.

Your familiarity with the company: Expressing your familiarity with the company you are interviewing with is a great way to SHOW the employer how interested you are and how invested you will be in your job, without actually having to say exactly that.

Good buzzwords: Whenever you are asked a question about yourself, like what skills do you possess, or do you think you are a team player, make sure to use your buzzwords. Collaborative, innovative, pro-active, drive, cooperate, team ethic, contribute…these are all great words to use. Come up with a few of your own that you feel really describe you, and make sure to use them in an interview. You can find a lot more information on buzzwords and how to use them here.

Future plans: If you have the desire to really build a career in one company, make sure to mention that in your interview. No company wants to invest time and money in you to have you leave after three years. That being said, if your future plans involve using this job as a springboard to launch you acting/singing career, it’s probably best not to mention that.


Ask questions: When asked at the end of an interview, NEVER say no. Always have some questions up your sleeve. Usually two or three questions would be sufficient. Questions should be centered on the company, and again show your interest. If you have noticed that they have won several awards, ask why they think they have that edge."

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