Before your interview with Washington State Department of Transportation it's a great idea to get to know who their competitors are, and what makes Washington State Department of Transportation stand out from the rest.
Research online through a Google news search, or on the company website. If Washington State Department of Transportation has a 'News' or 'About Us' section on their website you will likely find some information on recent awards, industry accolades, etc.
"While researching Washington State Department of Transportation and the local market I did see that there are a few competitors in our area. What stood out to me was the enthusiasm of your team when I first applied here, and also the fact that you recently won the coveted Transportation Leadership Award. In addition to all of this, I see that Washington State Department of Transportation puts an important focus on carbon footprint. All of this makes you stand out from your competitors."
"From my research, I see that your business is the longest standing company in the area. Also, you have the most positive customer reviews online. After reading through your website, I saw a common theme of dedication to exceptional service and customer satisfaction. These are just some of the factors that make you stand out as the best potential employer in this industry."