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The Best Words to Use in a Job Interview

September 22, 2021
The UK Careers Fair

If you’re perfectly able, having a job is a must for survival, regardless of educational background. For most people, the thought of a job interview can be daunting, but proper preparation is all you need to ace an interview.

You have to be confident enough to communicate well with the hiring manager. Aside from that, you should also have intricate knowledge of the industry you want to work in. Part of that is knowing certain vocabulary words and saying them during the interview to leave a good impression on the interviewer.

Apart from industry-related words, you should also frame your discussion on positive and aspirational words, which can further help you portray a confident image that can get you the job.

What exactly are the words that you should use when applying for a job? This article will help shed some light on the matter. Read on below to learn more.

Communication Is Important

When applying for a job, it’s important to answer every question to the best of your abilities. The questions could range from anywhere, such as personal details, interpersonal skills, and work-related skills.

The personal information weighs heavier because hiring managers don’t just hire for a person’s skills but also their character.

Without further ado, the words that you should say in a job interview are as follows:

  • “I Can” and “I Will”

These words relate to your skills in the workplace. Saying words like “I will contribute by…” or “I will offer my strengths…” shows that you’re confident about your abilities and how it can help the company you’re applying for.

The “will” is significant because it implies that you’ve given the position a lot of thought and intend to lend a helping hand.

  • “I Look Forward To”

As soon as the hiring manager grants you an interview, it’s recommended that you respond with something as simple as “I’m looking forward to the interview” with added thanks because they accepted your application.

Additionally, you can also use these words for specific questions related to work, such as “I look forward to being able to work with other professionals because input from everyone in a team matters.”

  • “I Respect”

Before the job interview, it’s vital to learn a thing or two about the company you’re applying to. If you’ve seen their website, you can say that you respect certain things about the company, such as their products or practices.

Aside from that, you can also use these words to describe your previous employer, such as “I respect my former boss because he shows empathy towards every employee.”

  • “Opportunity”

More often than not, this word describes the chances you had in the past to develop yourself in the workplace.

You can talk about past opportunities and your excitement about the job you’re currently applying for, such as “I see this job as an opportunity to develop my skills further.”

  • “Experience”

You may have a resume that speaks for your job experience, but it compares nothing to your overall experience in your line of work. If possible, you can describe your duties or accomplishments in your previous job.

You can say something like, “I have five years of experience in advertising, all of which is with one company. I have handled many clients during my time there and have learned to adapt my skills depending on their needs.”

  • “Skills”

In the same vein as describing your experience, you must also talk about the personal skills that you take pride in. You might have many skills, so it’s best to highlight only the relevant ones related to the job you’re applying for.

You can say something like, “I have computer skills and time management skills that can help me stay focused and organised whenever I’m working on something.”


You must leave a good impression on the hiring manager during a job interview if you want to get the position you’re applying for. The words listed above are crucial, so make sure you mention them even in passing because it helps the hiring manager to determine if you’re the perfect fit or not.

If you’ve applied for every job that you can and still haven’t got a callback, then your best bet is to attend career events. The UK Careers Fair organises some of the most significant career events people can go to for job applications. Our next big event is at Anfield Road in Liverpool this coming October 21st, 2021. We hope to see you there!

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