Be Specific When Answering Questions In A Job Interview

Be Specific When Answering Questions In A Job Interview

For most of us, job interviews are intimidating. You’re on the spot, and you want to respond with impressive, convincing answers. To make this happen, avoid vague replies to your interviewer’s questions.

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For example, telling your interviewer, “I’m skilled at SEO” doesn’t really mean anything. They might wonder how you’ll use that skill on the job, or what exactly “skilled” means to you. On the other hand, if you tell them you used SEO to help increase a site’s traffic by 100 per cent, that’s something they can work with. It tells them right away what you’re capable of.

U.S. News & World Report further explains:

Interviewers are trying to understand exactly what you’ve accomplished in the past and how you operate. If your answers are overly vague, you’re going to make it very hard for them to assess whether you’re the right fit for the job.

In preparing for your interview, it helps to have a few specific examples on hand for every potential question you think they might ask. And for more interviewing tips, check out the full post below.

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