Skip to content
For first timers

The 4 best things to say in a job interview



If you’re looking to make it to the top of your employer’s hiring list, then saying the following can surely help steer the conversation in your favour.

  1. “I’m particularly interested in this job because…”
  2. This shows that you have a solid motive to join the company, other than just the salary package. It demonstrates that you have also conducted an ample amount of research about the company and have a genuine interest and passion in the role applied.

  3. “I came across a similar problem and I managed to solve it by…”
  4. Giving “yes” and “no’s” for an interview answer is not enough – instead highlight how you be.

    would add value to your position and the organization by demonstrating similar situations that you might have been in or by suggesting an effective problem solving solution. By doing this you actually give the hiring manager an insight into your which will help you stand out from the rest.

  5. “I’d loved to be mentored by someone like you as I’ve read…”
  6. Who doesn’t like to be complimented and flattered? Well, if all else fails then use this tactic and if you can manage to gather some information on the person who you will be working with then they’ll just be even more impressed by your enthusiasm.

  7. “What are the ups and downs of this job profile?”
  8. This is the most important question to ask the hiring manager, even though most candidates underestimate it. It helps you gain a good understanding of the job from your employer’s perspective so that everyone’s expectations are transparent. It also puts you in a better position to make an accurate and informed decision before you accept the job.

Last but not the least, always highlight your relevant skills in terms of past work experience so that you stand a better chance of employment against other applicants.