The most important thing is to turn the interview into a conversation versus a question and answer interrogation. The best way of doing this is by demonstrating your diversity of skills and competencies. This impresses the interviewer who wants to know a lot about you so that the interview soon becomes a conversation. Impressing interviewers begins with demonstrating excellent knowledge in your field. This should be followed by using language that demonstrates team work, collaboration and consensus building. You also want to demonstrate your core values and how they are consistent with the culture of a prospective employer. The next goal is to show solid results and accomplishments to demonstrate your ability to contribute to the bottom-line. The idea is to use language that conveys to the interviewer that you are multi-dimensional. You have knowledge, values and a strong sense of accountability for results. You are a collaborator, a team player and you strive to achieve win/win outcomes among all stakeholders. The ultimate goal is to get “your personal story” across to the interviewer by integrating keywords into your conversation.
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