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How to Nail a Job Interview Using Proper Words

How to Nail a Job Interview Using Proper Words

Getting a job is about having all the pieces of a puzzle fit in. There are many pieces and your task is to take care of every single one of them in order to be the one they hire. Your job interview might just be the most important piece of the puzzle. It either makes you or breaks you. This is the one shot you have on making a great first impression on the people considering to hire you and you can’t afford to blow it.

So, what can you do to make sure you’re on top of the game in your job interview? You need to come prepared and you need to be certain about what you want to say. More importantly, you need to know how to say it. Using proper words and carefully shaping your thoughts will help you stand out from the rest as the best person for the job.

Take a look at the words you need to use in a job interview in order to nail it.

Passion Driven

It’s highly important for you to show the passion you have for the job. Your future employer wants to know whether you’re in it or not and you need to be able to show it and underline it.

Choose the words which best describe how much you want the job and how ready you are to conquer the world.

Make sure to point out that you’re:

  • eager
    to be the part of the company
    – to learn and contribute
  • motivated
    to develop
    – to give it your best
  • enthusiastic
    about fitting in the company
    -about being a part of the team

These power-words will make your employer memorize you as someone with great potential and undeniable energy.

Skills and Experience

Naturally, every employer is going to want to know about your expertise and what is it that you bring to the table. Make sure to have the answer prepared in advance and give them the best possible response.

Use these words to help you get to the point:

  • competent
    Let them know you’re well-trained.
  • mature
    Show them you already have a shaped professional side of you.
  • skilled

Showcase your skills and give examples- make sure they realize how valuable you are.

Amanda Sparks, a writer for TopDownWriter agrees: “Part of the reason I got my job is nailing the experience question. I was straight-forward and gave a clean cut answer using power-words to help me do it.”

Work Ethic

Keeping in mind how important it is for an employee to be responsible, independent and organized, this is another side of you that needs to find a way to stand out during the interview. Don’t miss out on a chance to point out that you are:

  • dependable
    Not only are you perfectly capable of carrying out tasks on your on, but you can give your coworkers a hand in case they need it.
  • methodical

You keep everything under control, and you are both thorough and precise. In addition, it shows you’re responsible.

  • good at finding a solution

Every problem has a solution and you are always oriented toward finding one.

“My employees were thrilled to hear me speak confidently about my work ethics. I showed them I’m meticulous and they can trust me to handle things on my own. It helped me seal the deal” says James Daily, an editor at Brainished.

Leadership

If you know what you’re doing and you’re confident about your skills, you can make a great leader for the rest of the team. This potential of yours is highly valuable and your employee needs to know about it.

Use the proper words to point out how great of a leader you might become and show everyone this potential.

Let them know that you’re:

  • initiative
    You have great ideas and you bring them to reality. You inspire people to come on board and join you in your projects.
  • strategic

You are great at making things fit together and organizing people by assigning tasks and projects.

  • communicative

You are able to build healthy relationships with all the members of your team, the clients and the superiors.

“Leave them thinking about your progress in the company and make sure they see you high in the hierarchy one day. That’s what I did and it helped me get the job” says Kate Spazzini, a writer at BestWritersCanada.

Step zero

It’s important to point out how crucial it is for you to make a great impression even before coming to the interview.

That means you need to nail your CV and motivation letter as well.

The words we’ve discussed above are great to use for both of these documents. In addition, you need to be 100% accurate in writing so as to avoid looking unprofessional.

Therefore, put in some serious effort in writing a killer CV and motivation letter. If you don’t think you’re up for the task, or you just want a hand with it check out online writing tools such as Grammarly and White Smoke.

You can also check out some online writing services such as Canada-Writers or Top Australia Writers. They can help you polish your text and avoid making any mistakes.

Conclusion

Nailing the job interview is all about making a memorable performance and making sure you’re the one they circle. Using power words is extremely useful and it helps you shine in front of your potential employers. They need to know how good you are and you need to be able to show it.

Use every chance you get to speak confidently about your enthusiasm, knowledge, skills and work ethic. Shape your thoughts using the proper words we’ve discussed and make sure you come out a winner. Come prepared and there’s nothing to worry about.

About the Author

This article is written by Natalie Andersen.

5 Secrets To Make Your Boring Day Job Exciting Again

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Can you recall how many times you tried dragging yourself to work?  It can be definitely hard to be enthusiastic and excited about going to work after you have been doing it for quite a while. This can be very hard for most of us, however, let us rekindle your drive for your job.

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Then, one day you wake up that you just do not feel the zeal for your work the way you once did. Nothing about your job has changed. However, it is your drive to do things which has suddenly died down.

We may not truly and fully understand this phase in our careers. Yet, our first instinct is to tell ourselves to pack things up and leave. Remember, as long as our job provides us with various opportunities, we are not being stagnant; so why don’t we exert some effort to bring the passion and drive back?

Though it can be hard to have an enthusiastic attitude about your job, even if you once found it to be exciting, it is easy to be caught in the pothole.

It does not mean that you need to find a new job as soon as you can. Sometimes, a change in your own perspective can turn things around.  There are plenty of different things you can try to help your old job feel like a little more fun and exciting:

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  1. Find some time to goof off with your workmates. It is important to take your job seriously. Just not too much. However, it does not mean that you have to take yourself and the job like too seriously. Have some fun at work. You can try to share some laugh and some fun with your friends at work. These simple things, to my surprise, can turn around the mood at work.
  1. Try changing your daily routine. One of the steps into shaking things up is by checking on your activities or routine. Try changing your assumptions and about what you have gotten used to. Perhaps when you are too familiar with what you do on a daily basis and eventually lost the magic of spontaneity. Everyday feels like a boring routine. Well, you might as well change a thing or two. This will somehow stir some fun and interest. You can change your bedroom setting. Rearrange your breakfast spot. Or hunt for redesigning plans from a huge home improvement blog online and look for painters in Sydney. You will surely find a lot of ideas on how to break the monotony through design and planning of your space.
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  1. Set tour goals beyond what you normally have in a day. This will make you feel motivated. However, not all are great in working with you in establishing your goals and benchmarks for the day. Just do not take it against yourself. List down attainable goals. Plus, you can include goals that will make you exhaust your means and will make you exert extra effort. A milestone will make you achieve larger goals which will keep you motivated as you celebrate a victory along the way.
  2. Take the time to take a break. Just because you feel boredom at work, you shouldn’t also be busy and totally stressed out. The monotony of daily routines can definitely kill your enthusiasm for work. It is never wrong to ask for a time off. Once you had the chance to unwind, you will not feel the boredom that much.
  3. Never be afraid to help someone at work. To add a little fun and novelty into your life, you should get out of your way to make someone’s day even brighter.  You do not have to do something extravagant not it has something to do with your job. Just learn one thing that can help bring some fun into your day. You will get that “helper’s high” when you help others and feel a sudden boost of mood. You will surely feel efficient and motivated instantaneously.

These are just of the ideas we can share to spruce and inject some fun into your boring day at work. How about you? How do you motivate yourself at work? Please let us know with the comments below!

Author Bio

Aiza Mabayag is a Manila-based writer who’s gone full-time freelancing about five years ago. Since then, she’s written for many overseas client including A One Korean Painting, a Sydney-based painting company.

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Positive Thinking Helped Me Secure a Great Job

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If you would have told two years ago that I would be writing an article about how I secured a great job through the power of positive thinking, I would have laughed, probably. I was in a real slump, and all I could think about was finding some work. I was confident I could snap out of my perpetual bad mood if only I could get hired, and feel more secure about my career. But I found out it actually works the other way around.

It wasn’t the job that was going to make me happy. My negative attitude kept me from landing my dream job. Once I managed to sort that out, everything else just fell into place. I imagine everyone knows about the great things positive thinking can do for you. You probably know some of these things from your own experience.

I’m not going to go into too much detail about the situation I was in before I found the position I’m currently holding. Every situation is unique, and though I hope some of you are going to benefit from my story, I realize everyone has to find the solutions that work best for them. Suffice to say, I was in a pretty sorry state.

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Friends kept telling me I need to snap out of it. Easier said than done. But eventually, I felt like I ran out of options, so I tried doing some positive thinking exercises. The first thing I did was to try to include as many positive words as I could in my daily conversations. You wouldn’t believe how much that changed my perspective! I tried finding the good aspects in every situation, even the ones that seemed to have nothing positive about them, so I could describe in positive, rather than negative terms.

This helped me understand that there is value in negative emotions, if you look at them in the right light. I was missing out on a great opportunity to learn new things about myself, and to really figure out want I wanted from life, by focusing on the way these emotions made me feel. I started to think about why I had these feelings in the first place, and get at the root of the problem. And then I tried finding solutions.

I started going out more, and talking to people about my passions, about the things that really interested me, rather than focusing all my conversations on my dire situation (which, as it turned out, wasn’t all that dire after all). I found people that shared the same interests.

I discovered that a positive attitude has a tendency to spread to the people around. If I was in a jolly mood, the people around tended to be as well. And their optimism enhanced mine. Being surrounded by positive people made me want to get proactive, so I started taking online courses, and polishing my skills. Now, I had new things to add to my CV.

All of a sudden, I started getting calls for interviews, thanks to the network of friends and acquaintances I had built, and my improved resume.

Positive thinking also allowed me to reconsider the jobs I was being offered. I realized that, back in the days when I felt down, nothing would satisfy. I always found some minor detail in every job description that bothered me, or something I didn’t like about the interviewer. Silly things like this, that kept me from enjoying the opportunities I was given.

By focusing on my positive feelings, I realized there was a whole world of possibilities out there. I just couldn’t see them, because I was so wrapped up in my negative attitude towards everything.

If I had been offered the job I have now when I was stuck in that bubble of negativity, I would have found some reason to turn it down, or accept it reluctantly. Negative emotions, such as frustration, or anger, have a way of ruining your whole thought process.

I guess the point I’m trying to make here is that positive thinking allowed me to get a great job because it allowed me to see it as a great job. It made a person other people want to be around, a person others could trust to get the job done.

Finding a good job isn’t just about sending your resume every which way, until someone hires you. It’s about how you relate to that job, how well you interact with the other people working there. It’s about the environment you’re going to work in. And the environment you make for yourself and those around you is really up to you.

Author bio: Amanda Wilks is a Boston University and a Contributing Editor at Job Application Center. She has a great interest in everything related to job-seeking, career-building, and entrepreneurship and loves helping people reach their true potential.