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Example #1
"Your company mission of excellent customer experience and your commitment to environmental responsibility are two stand-out factors. I believe that this level of commitment to excellence is why you are the longest standing business of all your competitors. I also appreciate that the organization is working to make all offices green in the next 12 months through a better recycling program and optimizing new energy initiatives."
Example #2
"I conducted a great deal of research before coming in today. I see that you are expanding your existing business into the South American market. This expansion is a great sign of growth, and I am thrilled with the idea of being part of the administration team in an organization with global reach."
Example #3
"I have thoroughly researched the organization and see that your team recently earned an industry innovation award for a new ABC Software rollout. Congratulations on this amazing achievement! As an industry insider, I know that this award came with stiff competition, so it tells me that your team is incredibly dedicated and focused on industry disruption and highly targeted customer solutions."
Example #4
"I have researched the many marketing agencies in our city, and greatly appreciate your unique focus on bringing affordable SaaS solutions to small and medium business owners. I have spoken to a couple of your current employees, and they mention that the culture here is top-notch, and that comes through very well in your brand narrative and messaging."
Example #5
"I know that this organization is the industry leader, both in new product rollouts as well as excellence in employee training. I love that you heavily educate, train, and promote from the inside. I read that your average full-time employee tenure is more than six years. That longevity is nearly unheard of in the retail sector, and a quality that I value in my next employer."
Example #6
"I have been looking to join a high-growth startup for quite a while, and I performed detailed research on your organization before applying to this role. You have crafted an awesome culture centered around industry achievement, professional growth, and genuine accountability. The energy here is contagious, and I am excited to have the opportunity to learn even more."
Example #7
"I know that your school district is the leader in the state for test scores. I have also heard that your school is among the best places to work within this esteemed district. Your focus on nurturing students both academically and in areas of personal growth is impressive. I was pleased to see your robust diversity and inclusivity plan and appreciate that this school has numerous, highly active student-led groups focused on social issues."
Example #8
"I reviewed the job description and website before this interview and know you are a company specializing in (X programs/services you noticed on the company website). I am particularly excited about (X programs/initiatives) that I saw on your (website/social media pages) as I (X reasons you are excited about these programs/initiatives, such as passion or similar initiatives undertaken in school or volunteer capacity)."
Example #9
"Prior to coming to the interview today I was able to take some time looking through your website, your social media accounts, and read some online reviews. One thing that I really appreciate about your organization is that you truly seem to care about your clients, your employees, and giving back to your community. Your brand messaging is strong and that makes me feel confident in this company's capabilities."
Example #10
"I reviewed the job description and website before this interview and know you are a company specializing in (X services you noticed on the company website). I am particularly excited about (X programs/initiatives) that I saw on your (website/social media pages) as I (X reasons you are excited about these programs/initiatives, such as passion or similar initiatives undertaken in school or volunteer capacity)."
Example #11
"Your company mission of excellent customer service and loyalty really jumps out to me. It is probably why you are the longest standing business of all your competitors. I also love that you are working to make your office green by recycling and minimizing energy costs."
Example #12
"As a for profit childcare center, I saw on your website that there has been a lot of programming related to volunteering for the community. I found that very interesting and I would love to continue and expand that initiative. I also was looking at the license you have here, you have the capacity to have thirty more youth in the program, I was wondering if the plan is to expand to have thirty more youth enrolled or do you plan to stay at the same amount?"
Example #13
"When looking for my next position, I researched many organizations in this area. This company stood out due to your success in the market segment, the level of technology you use, other members of your network management team, and online statements made by your current and former employees about the work environment. When taken together, these create a compelling reason to want to work for your organization."
Example #14
"I came across your website when I was seeking out resources for email campaigns and marketing ideas. I found the information incredibly helpful and high quality, which is why I initially contacted you regarding writing opportunities. The clients that I take on are ones who offer high-quality content, and your company is no exception. I know that you focus on quality information, helpful advice, and shareable content."
Example #15
"I have studied your medical clinic online and have also read multiple review websites. Your reputation is unmatched and I am really excited about the state of the art equipment you use. These qualities are exactly what attracted me to your clinic in the beginning."
Example #16
"I have researched your organization and found that you offer many different programs, for all ages and levels. Your facility is the top 3 in the city and your reputation is really great. I feel that your organizations' customer service and safety goals align really nicely with what I am looking for."
Example #17
"I reviewed the job description and website before this interview and know you are a company specializing in (X services you noticed on the company website). I am particularly excited about (X programs/initiatives) that I saw on your (website/social media pages) as I (X reasons you are excited about these programs/initiatives, such as passion or similar initiatives undertaken in a university setting or a volunteer capacity)."
Example #18
"I can tell I would be a great fit for your company because we share many passions, including our dedication to quick and error-free work."
Example #19
"I want to work in a large hospital environment because it provides opportunities for me to expand my knowledge with training and by working alongside experts."
Example #20
"Initially I observe the current process and interview stakeholders to identify the problem using the 5 Whys. Then I identify the root cause using a Fishbone Diagram. Next, it’s on to Corrective Action Plan time, where I perform 'Plan -> Do -> Check -> Act -> otherwise known as the PDCA Cycle. Follow up is oftentimes an issue so I follow up later at a predetermined time to verify and validate that the production flaws are corrected."
Example #21
"This is a service company that has offices in Europe, North and South America, Australasia, Asia and Africa. In the southern United States, the headquarters is located in Houston, Texas. In general, this company offers services to clients, who may own a rig or land, and provide them with improved ways to etract oil and gas."
Example #22
"I come to your bookstore weekly! I'm passionate about reading and love that you do author readings each week showcasing new talent and promoting the lost art of hard copy reading material."
Example #23
"Blackwood Casino's been in business for fifty years, and I read in the Loss Prevention Ledger that the casino has seen a small but steady rise in customer-on-customer incidents over the last three years. I want to put my skills to use and help Blackwood Casino reduce its liability and increase its safety record, that way the casino's guest reputation will improve."
Example #24
"I know you have been in business since 2007, and you are the premier spa in Westlake (city name). It would be a great opportunity for me to be offered this position."
Example #25
"I feel I am a great fit for your company because I am a local and have been reading this paper my entire life. I have watched my family read this paper too, and I hope to make you proud."
Example #26
"I know that Oakhurst Times was founded in 1836 and that it has a long history of writing about the lives of the residents of Oakhurst. This is one of the most exciting things about the paper that motivated me to apply."
Example #27
Example #28
"Prior to coming here, I was able to conduct a great deal of research on your organization through your website, online reviews, and your social media presence. One great consistency I found was the dedication you display to your clients, as well as the stellar feedback that your clients have provided online. I am looking to work for an organization just like yours. One that puts clients first and carries a very strong reputation in the community."
Example #29
"I have researched your company quite extensively since being invited to interview. I know that you have a strong reputation in your industry. Your employees speak highly of the company and I know that you encourage local volunteering and community involvement which is really great. From what I have seen so far, I feel your company is a very strong fit for what I am looking for."
Example #30
"I have researched your restaurant and am really impressed with all of the positive reviews. People are talking about the food quality and the atmosphere. Your style of fusion is really unique and people are responding very positively!"
Example #31
"To me, innovation means presenting a new idea or making an existing idea better. It's important to be innovative in the workplace, but often it's a misunderstood concept. An example of when I was innovative was when our company was facing budget cuts. I suggested that we begin to operate as though the cuts were already made, in an attempt to preemptively save funds. We cut back on unnecessary workforce spending, such as overtime hours. The concept worked well, and we were able to eliminate many unnecessary expenditures while completely avoiding layoffs."
Example #32
"I have done a lot of research on your company because I want to ensure that it is the right fit for me as well. What stands out to me most is that, as such a well established company, you are still developing new and creative ways to stand out from the crowd. Your reputation is impeccable and I really enjoy the projects that you do. They are unique and very well done."
Example #33
"I researched your company online and am very excited about what I learned. First, I am happy that it's a larger company as I've always worked for bigger companies and feel very comfortable in that kind of atmosphere. I saw on LinkedIn that your employees spend time together at happy hours and raising money for charitable causes; I would love to be a part of this and believe I will fit into the company culture well. I'm also very familiar with the industry your company is in due to past work experience and personally use the products it sells."
Example #34
"I know that your company has won many awards over the years for being a Top Employer and for profits in your industry. I have researched your online presence including social media and have come across a very positive message."
Example #35
"I've helped with several projects and maintained my duties. It's all about time management and blocking time for the project while giving yourself time to complete your regular duties. If you start to feel overwhelmed, check the schedule you made, which gets you back on track."
Example #36
"I visited your restaurant last week, to get a feel for the vibe and efficiency here. The food was incredible, and the service I received was quite attentive. I did notice some areas where we could cut costs and help you to save money, which I look forward to discussing further. I enjoyed my experience and would be pleased to work here as your new manager."
Example #37
"I was impressed when I found out about your community involvement. That is a value that is extremely important to me as well. I also like your approach to patient care. Your mission stood out above a lot of the other companies I researched."
Example #38
"I have researched your company a great deal prior to the interview and I was also familiar with your firm prior to applying as well. What I enjoy most about your company is your clean reputation in this city. Your brand is a great one and the level of customer service is impressive."
Example #39
"I have researched your company website and online presence. You have a great amount of positive employee reviews on and I feel that your company culture would really fit what I am looking for. You take pride in your work and your customers stay with you long term. From what I have seen so far, I would be more than happy to work for your company."
Example #40
"I have researched your organization a great deal and I also follow you on social media platforms. I see that you are customer first, concerned about the happiness of your clients and that you also perform a lot of charity work which is all very attractive."
Example #41
"The springs in parallel would be compressed by half of the distance, or 5 cm. This can be determined by using Hooke's law as well as the relationship between the effective spring constant in series and in parallel. The effective spring constant in series would be the force (5 Newtons) divided by the compression distance (0.05 meters), resulting in 100 Newtons per meter. Because the springs are identical, their effective spring constant in parallel is exactly half of that in series. Therefore, the spring constant in parallel would be 50 Newtons per meter, which would compress the springs by 5 centimeters in response to a 5 Newton force."
Example #42
"Throughout my career, I have collected customer feedback in several different ways, because this input really tells us what content, etc. is and is not resonating with customers. Sometimes, I'll gather feedback from our account managers who have trusting relationships with the customers and can provide me with insight into their opinions and thoughts. Other times, my team and I have collected input from customers through the website using a feedback form that pops up. We have also tested a feedback box that appears when one exits the sales funnel without purchasing anything, and this has provided us with valuable information as to why the customers chose not to follow through. Collecting the input is only part of the process; analyzing it and making adjustments to our marketing strategies comes next."
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