Millions of people have interviews each year. Some people are getting interviewed for a new career, some are being interviewed for a promotion, and some are being interviewed for advertising reasons. When you are being interviewed for a new job, the whole point of an interview is to sell yourself.
You want to answer the questions asked of you truthfully, but in a way that will make you sound spectacular. Remember, you are trying to land a job. You are trying to prove that you are the best person for the position and that you will be an asset to the company if they hire you. It is all in your wording.
One way to make yourself sound really great is to use numbers. For example, if you tell your interviewer that you were able to save your previous company some money, which sounds good. But if you tell your interviewer that you saved $20,000 that sounds really great!
Even when you are asked the dreaded question about your weakness, you need to talk about a weakness that can be improved, but is not something that is drastic and will keep your from your job. Career experts advise job searchers to think of a past weakness that you’ve already corrected and talk about it in the form of a story. State that you had a specific issue at work, explain the steps you did to improve the problem, and indicate that the issue is no longer a problem. A great way to conclude your story is to say something like, “in fact, I am always on the lookout for was that I can improve myself and my work.”