The Most Important Thing To Say In a Job Interview

It’s quite similar to answering the interview question “Why do you want this job?” OR Why should we hire you? However, in this situation you aren’t being told to answer a question, you’ll need to come up with a great statement that proves you are the candidate that really wants the job.  

The interviewer is not only looking for a qualified candidate but also someone that is genuinely passioned about this particular job opportunity. If you surprise them with an unprompted convincing statement, you’ll certainly come across as a passionate and motivated candidate. Check out the example:

Example Answers

“Alright, so before we end this interview. I just wanted to let you know that I really want this job. I’ve got the qualifications and motivation to perform these tasks listed in the job description, and I’m very passionate about doing this kind of work. It’s THE perfect opportunity for me, and I just wanted to let you know.”

Interview Question Tips

  • Don’t use an unprompted statement when you know there aren’t many other candidates for the job role OR when you feel like the recruiters are going to offer you a contract. 
  • Do use an unprompted statement when you notice many qualified candidates OR when you are under-qualified for the position. You can compensate for your lack of competence with passion.
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