Every word you say in a job interview counts, even the nervous chats before the formal questions begin. There’s a lot to do to prepare for an interview, making sure you’ve researched the role and the company and coming up with the best anecdotes and evidence of your ability to do the job, but you can’t forget to make sure you have the right things to say lined up for each stage of the process.
Whether it’s an elevator pitch to get in at the start to ensure you’re making a good impression before a single question has been asked, or having the right questions of your own to ask at the end, the more you think about what to say and when, the more likely you are to wow them. Making sure you’re including key phrases from the job description is crucial, as well as demonstrating how much research you’ve done, and demonstrating your enthusiasm for the job.
Focus on proving that you’ll be an asset to them, by identifying where your skills can help them solve a problem they have, and don’t forget to demonstrate that you’re really listening to what they’re saying by asking clarifying questions. That shows that you’re interested in what they have to say, and aren’t just waiting for your turn to speak. With all these phrases to hand, you’ll be bound to win them over.
12 things you should say during a job interview, courtesy of Resume.io