"I am excited about this opportunity because your values are very much in line with mine. I deeply care about giving back to the community. I also feel like this job will help me reach my goal of working in a management position, because of the leadership opportunities within this role."
Recruiters and hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications per job. If you are lucky enough to land an interview, make some effort and conduct research on the opportunity. Think about how this job will help you in your career. It's important for you to know not only what you have to offer them, but what they can do for you.
While your passion and excitement about the job are important, it's always good to have some hard facts to back it up. For instance, saying 'I have heard great things about your company and I know I would be a great fit for this job', is not very specific.
"I try to go above and beyond a normal inspection by double checking all of my work. Also, the better knowledge I have on building codes, the better I can explain in to the necessary parties. I will work overtime as well to ensure that an inspection is not rushed."
The interviewer would like to know that you are the type to go above the call of duty, without being prompted by your manager or supervisor.
Some ways that you can go above and beyond:
- Be extra thorough in your inspections and double check your work
- Have a full understanding of codes
- Study codes in your spare time