Preparing for a job interview: Part 2

Here are some key phrases that you can use to talk about yourself and answer questions in a job interview. There are also some phrases for those times you may have to say something negative (if you don’t have experience for example).

01. Introducing yourself:

  • Good morning/afternoon, my name is…
  • Hi thank you for meeting with me.
  • Hello, nice to meet you.

02. Talking about your strengths:

  • My strengths are….
  • I´m good at…
  • I have particular strengths in…
  • I think my skill-set fits really well with this role because…
  • I can bring … to the company.

03. Talking about your experience:

  • I have (2 years) experience in…
  • My experience in … would make me perfect for this job.
  • My experience in … have given me skills in… 
  • I studied…
  • I worked for…

04. Changing a negative into a positive:

  • I may not have experience in… but I do have experience in…
  • I don´t have experience in… but I have skills in … which will help me to do this job really well.
  • I haven´t done this before but I don´t think that will be a problem because…
  • I am a really quick learner so it won´t be a problem that I haven´t done this before. 
  • I am keen to learn new skills

05. Future plans and talking about the company:

  • I see myself…
  • In the future i would like to…
  • I´m looking to further my career in…
  • I´m looking to gain skills in…
  • I would really like to work with you because…
  • I think I would be a perfect fit for the company because…
  • I would love to work here because…

06. Saying goodbye:

  • Thank you for your time.
  • I hope to hear from you soon.
  • It was a pleasure to talk to you.
  • Thank you for meeting with me.
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