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Powerful phrases

Correct use of terminology, using phrases that resonant with the people is the key to success in your consultant interviews. In interview settings, panel members have different roles and responsibilities, they have their own views, impressions, agenda, skill sets and targets to meet. Using the word that such panel member would use in day-to-day basis in their work report, discussion in round table meeting would strike a cord and hence get more noticed leading to more points awarded to the candidate. Two people can say exactly same thing yet it may have different an impact. “I can do it lot cheaper” sound similar to “I can do it very cost effectively” yet the latter is more likely to catch manager’s attention.

Here is a list of some words that you should try to integrate or avoid in your responses.

Use

  • Ambitious, attentive, affectionate, accessible, approachable, available, approach, alert, achieve, active, accelerate, accomplish, adaptable
  • Compassionate, caring, charmer, coherent, conscientious, conversant, considerate, creative, cost effective, cost efficient, communicate, communicator, clarity, concise, conceptual, committed, conflict resolution,
  • Build, budget, budgetary-constraint
  • Coordinator, creator, creative, confident, collaborate
  • Diligent, driven, detailed, deadline, developer, deliver, develop, diverse,
  • Empathetic, elaborate, enthusiastic, exemplary, effortless, energetic, ethical, extrovert, efficient, empower, easy going, established
  • Friendly, flexible, focused
  • Goal oriented
  • Honest, hard working
  • Innovative, introvert, IT nerd, intelligent, interested, insightful, initiative, impact, impactful, influence
  • Keen, kind
  • Leader, loving, loyal, listener, learn, learner
  • Open minded, Outgoing, organize, organizer,
  • Motivate, money, manpower, material, maintain, map processing, methodical, multitasking, multilingual, multicultural
  • Negotiate, negotiator, need-responsive
  • Perceptive, personable, persuasive, preserver, priority, priorities, practical, practicalities, positive, punctual, provide, provider, planner, plan, passion, passionate, preparation, prepare, problem oriented, problem solving, proactive, performance, performance-driven, persuade, persuasive
  • Quick
  • Responsible, reliable, resource utilization, resource heavy, resolve, restore, responsive, respect, resilient, recommend
  • Safe, smart, supportive, satisfactory, satisfying, satisfied, solution, solution seeker, supervise, skill, suggest
  • Trouble-shooter, tenacious, trusting, trustworthy, team player, teamwork, tolerance
  • Visionary
  • Win, winning, winner

Avoid or give a positive spin

  • Authority, authoritative
  • Bubbly
  • Creative, control freak  
  • Down to earth, drained
  • Fearless
  • Generous
  • Humble
  • Independent, insufferable         
  • Obsessive
  • Moody
  • Passionate, powerful, paranoid,
  • Self discipline, self obsessed, simple
  • Straightforward, strategist, successful, suspicious
  • Unique
  • Witty

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

4 STEPS TO SUCCESS

MYTHS AND FACTS

7 WEEKS TO SUCCESS

WHEN TO START PREPARING

WORDS TO USE AND AVOID

APPLICATION FORM TIPS

WRITING THE PERFECT CV

SECURE THE CONSULTANT POST

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