You have one chance and one chance only to make the best impression possible on a job interview. Many people tend to show up to an interview without doing their homework first. They don’t say the right things, they focus on what they are getting from the job instead of what the company will earn by hiring them and let’s not even mention wearing your pajamas as the ultimate first impression. Looking for a job is a job! The sooner you will realize this – the better.
Here are 3 things that you should say to a recruiter on a job interview that would definitely increase your chances of getting hired:
#1: “I understand the goals of the company and I have the experience, the knowledge, and the skills to move it forward”
You are an asset. Your brain is an asset. The company you’re interviewing for wants to know what you can do for them. With the beginning of the “knowledge-era”, people have become service providers. On a job interview, the company is trying to identify which services you are providing. Start with this sentence. Show them that you are strong and that you know your worth. People tend to be shy on interviews – don’t get caught in that trap. Be confident about who you are and what you know.
#2: “I am a self-motived person with high expectations as a professional. I am sure I will fit perfectly in this company”.
Most people like complements. They need to feel that their workplace appreciates them, and they seek this feeling through constant positive feedback. The problem with this kind of personality is that your work, effort and achievements depend on your boss rather than on your personal choices and path. Self-motivated people, on the other hand, do not wait for a good word to come along. They simply don’t need it. They accept challenges and work hard to prove themselves to themselves primarily. That is why recruiters prefer to hire people who have high expectations and have enough motivation to push themselves forward.
#3: “My English is excellent.”
This is important. With the globalization of the world, more and more companies have international clients, and English has become a basic requirement when we want to get a “real job”. First of all, if you do not know English, my advice to you is go and learn it. It is well worth it. Talented people miss their dream jobs just because they do not know English, do not practice the English they do have or doubt their English skills. It does not even matter what you do for a living, if you want to work for an international company – you need English. Language is our communication and being confident in your language skills is an important part in an interview. So the next time you’re moving forward in your life, make sure you can say “My English is excellent” and not have any inhibitions about it.
Good luck with your interview!