Congratulations on winning a job interview. Most candidates don't get this far, so you must have impressed!
As you start to prepare for your interview you may ask yourself:
Stay here to find out the how with our 14 Top Tips.
(Try to, but if you can't wait for the what click here for sample interview answers.)
Don't worry when people tell you the job interview is really a "selling exercise". Most of us are not sales people and cringe when someone says "sell yourself".
But this isn't what we mean when we say "sell yourself".
Think about this: Successful sales people say you must "sell to a need".
You already know what this need is -- the interviewer wrote about it in the job vacancy! And you have already shown him or her how you meet their need in your resume, CV or job application form. You would not have got an interview if you hadn't.
In the job interview, you simply have to show, through answering interview questions, just how well you match the interviewers' needs and leave them to make the right decision.
There's nothing wrong with not knowing the answer to every job interview question.
Use persuasive language when answering job interview questions. Here's an example:
Don't say, when asked what you have achieved in your current job:
"In my current role I did X and Y and Z".
Instead, use persuasive words like "project led", "successfully", "volunteered", "was asked".
"In my current role, I was asked to implement X. Following the success of this task, I project-led a team to implement Y. Soon after I volunteered to take on X and completed it successfully before the deadline and under budget".
Can you see why this is so much better? You sound active in your own successes rather than just passively doing things asked of you.
If you're still worried about answering job interview questions, or are just looking for that extra edge over the competition, you may find that the Ultimate Guide To Job Interview Answers helps.
The Guide is 81 pages long and includes over 99 answers to tough interview questions, 11 closing power statements, 43 questions for you to use to uncover the interviewer's hidden needs and much more. Click here to read our full review of this Job Interview Answers Guide.
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