Job Interview Introductions
“Envision the setting. The recruiting manager asks you to begin your job interview with a “introduction.” You have suddenly been speechless and have no idea what to say. Then, due of the poor beginning, your nerves overwhelm you and you bomb the interview.
Although this is a regular occurrence during interviews, it need not be. Keep reading, and I’ll offer you the perfect rehearsed response if you want to know how to introduce yourself at the beginning of your interview.
I’ll show you how to introduce yourself, ask questions, and establish rapport at the outset of an interview.
First and foremost, I will share some advice on how to write a compelling cover letter for a job application. I’ll list the four essentials that can’t be left out of your plan.
Second, I’ll provide you with two sample introductions for use in job interviews; one is tailored toward individuals with experience, while the other is aimed at those with no relevant work history. Simply select the one answer that best describes you.
Thirdly, I’ll give you a link to where you can quickly and easily access a complete set of my one hundred best responses to challenging interview questions.
So, to get things started, I’ll go over the four most important components of an impressive introduction for a job interview. Take notes, please.
To begin, “I would want to express my gratitude for the interview opportunity presented to me”. This is vital because it demonstrates deference and courtesy.
Second, please describe to the recruiting manager your four most marketable abilities and strengths. Now, some examples of really good skills and strengths are competence in the use of all Microsoft applications, the ability to solve problems, the ability to work well with others, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Tell the hiring manager you are a high achiever and offer them an example of a major accomplishment you’ve had in your life so far when you introduce yourself. Now, the accomplishment can come from either your personal or professional life, and some good examples include doing well in school and getting high grades, participating in and winning at team sports, giving back to the community, mastering a musical instrument, and participating in endurance sports or events, such as running long distances for charity.
The fourth component of a successful introduction during a job interview is to explain how your skills and experience will benefit the company. Now, some ways in which you can add value are by having the knowledge or experience to help them capitalize on new opportunities in the market, by being able to provide exceptional customer service, by being an outgoing and persuasive salesperson who can boost the company’s bottom line, and by being adept at social media, which will allow them to connect with more people online and ultimately sell more of their products.
Alright, so now I’ll give you two excellent opening statements for a job interview, one geared for seasoned professionals and the other toward newcomers. Okay, let’s start.
Introductions for experienced candidates at job interviews:
I appreciate your time and consideration throughout today’s interview. I am a dedicated worker who gives 110% toward achieving the company’s goals and enjoys coming to work every day. I bring the necessary qualifications and experience to my work. I have mastered
exclusively Microsoft software. I am a hard worker who isn’t afraid to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty when the situation calls for it. I pride myself on my success and accomplishments. I ran a half marathon to benefit a local nonprofit organization outside of work, and I was instrumental in my previous team’s successful bid for a sizable sales contract. I’m certain that I can serve your firm well in this position. Being proficient in social media is one of my strengths. If you hire me, I will go above and beyond the call of duty to help you spread the word about your products and services to a wider audience on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, thus increasing the likelihood that you will make a profit from hiring me.
An opening statement for a first job interview:
I appreciate your time and consideration throughout today’s interview. I am a team player with a strong work ethic and a hunger for professional success. My enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, and determination more than make up for my lack of job experience. Since I am already a high achiever, I have no doubt that I will do well in this position as well. I have never given up and have always given 110% to every challenge, as seen by my high GPA in challenging courses and by my team’s recent victory in a competitive athletic event. My enthusiasm for technology and my habit of staying abreast of industry developments are two strengths that I can provide to this role. That’s good news since it means I can assist in the development of innovative products and services to help you beat out the competition.
Okay, so those are two fantastic opening statements that will get you hired. Simply pick the one that seems to fit your situation the best.
Now, in the top right corner of the video, is a link you should click if you want to get both of those scripts, as well as additional 100 outstanding responses to challenging interview questions. You may access the scripts and 100 great responses to the toughest interview questions on my website, passmyinterview.com. It’s a PDF manual, so it should be in your mailbox in less than three minutes from now at the latest. You should definitely look at that.