Inviting you for a job interview is a pleasant feeling that you have been noticed and that someone is interested in your abilities. Now, however, you have to perform so well that you get the desired list - a job offer. However, how to remain yourself at the same time, but also to be better yourself? Words, expressions, gestures, looks, posture - they can all help, they can prevent it. I have good news - the ability to express ourselves and choose the right behaviour is learned and developed.
How to choose words and expressions:
- Formulate short, clear, and precise sentences. Try not to lose the focus of your answers. Stay on topic. If they ask for something specific, answer specifically for it. Don't dilute it with anything else just because you thought of it now.
- You can include in your answer the concepts or words used by the interviewer. This is an automatic setting of his language. And you know that when we speak the same language, understanding between people is much more successful.
- Limit the use of foreign words or terms that your interlocutor has not used or are not related to work.
- If you are offered to switch to "you" you can do it easily.
Choose words and expressions with a positive structure. For example, say what you can do instead of what you can't do, what skills you have developed, and what you want to develop.
- When listing your strengths, use specifics, or give short examples as proof. Avoid clichéd and vague expressions such as: “I am organized; I work well in a team; I am responsible; I want to develop, I am communicative ... ”. If you still use any of them - support them with proof of success. For example: “I consider myself an organized person. I participated in projects in which I structured the program, organized the tasks of the team and the resources and we managed to finish ahead of schedule and with at least 10% profit ”.
- Use self-messages. Give your personal opinion when the interviewer asks about it. As well as talk about how YOU contributed to the success of a previous project or what your role was specifically. This will allow the other party to get to know your skills and experience, through practice, and not just through what is written in the CV.
And remember - words are the bridge between people. That is why we must choose them carefully. Both in the medicines and in the words - the strength is in the dose. And choose the dose wisely!
Author: Jasmina Marinova