Good Words to Describe Yourself in an Interview – How would you?

Good Words to Describe Yourself in an Interview
Good Words to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Describe yourself in Interview Resume & Other Online Profile

How would you use words to describe yourself in an interview? Learning how to use positive descriptive words accurately is very important to your being successful when applying for a job. Wisely apply some of these positive adjectives for your job interviews and in your resume or CV. Simply combine two or three of them you feel are truth and represent your most positive characteristics.

I could remember vividly that I posted a thread late last year where I asked the question “how would you use words to describe yourself in an interview” and I’ll tell you that I was totally surprised at the kind of response I got from those that actually responded. But do you actually know where the problem was? A lot of them can’t even pick any of the best positive adjective which best describes them. And that has been a major challenge confronting many job seekers. Believe me; using negative two or three words will quickly eliminate you from that job you’re hoping will get you employed.

You need to ensure that all your personal attributes or positive traits as well as your achievements must be loaded using any of these positive adjective that best describes you either in your resume or when describing yourself to your interviewers. You must understand the fact that your resume or CV including your cover letter will be there and right in front of your interviewers. So make sure they are actually giving the right impression about who you’re to convince the interviewer even before your physical appearance, mostly important, try as much as possible to be honest while describing your skill and achievements.

Other Useful Descriptive Words to use in an Interview & Resume

Customer-oriented

Social Consciousness

Self-disciplined

Well organized

Kind-hearted

Quick-learner

Well adjust to changes

Efficient team player

Multi tasking

Self-motivated

Self-confident

Team player

Quick goal achiever

Self-diligent

Result-oriented

Self-starter

Problem solver

Eager to learn

Easily adapt to changes

Self-assured

Committed to hardworking

Silent achiever

Good thinker

Positive Ideas thinker

Creative thinker

Target driven

Action-oriented

Proactive self-motivated

Well knowledgeable

Broad-minded

Highly intelligent

Open-minded

Self-reliant

Results-driven

Good listener

High-Minded

Great Team Player


List of Good Words to Describe Yourself in an Interview & Resume

Achiever

Adaptable

Agreeable

Alluring

Ambitious

Amused

Approachable

Assertive

Attentive

Boundless

Brave

Bright

Brilliant

Calm

Candid

Capable

Charming

Cheerful

Coherent

Comfortable

Compassionate

Confident

Conscientious

Cooperative

Courageous

Creative

Credible

Cultured

Dazzling

Decisive

Decorous

Delightful

Detailed

Determined

Devoted

Diligent

Discreet

Dynamic

Eager

Efficient

Elated

Eminent

Enchanting

Encouraging

Endurable

Energetic

Entertaining

Enthusiastic

Enterprising

Entrepreneurial

Excellent

Excited

Exclusive

Exuberant

Fabulous

Facilitator

Fair

Faithful

Fantastic

Fearless

Flexible

Forgiving

Friendly

Funny

Generous

Gentle

Glorious

Good

Happy

Hardworking

Harmonious

Helpful

Honorable

Impartial

Independent

Industrious

Initiator

Instinctive

Interested

Intelligent

Inventive

Joyous

Kind

Knowledgeable

Leader

Literate

Lively

Lovely

Loving

Loyal

Lucky

Mature

Mediator

Methodical

Motivated

Nice

Obedient

Optimistic

Organized

Painstaking

Peaceful

Persistent

Passionate

Placid

Plausible

Pleasant

Powerful

Proactive

Productive

Protective

Punctual

Quiet

Realistic

Receptive

Reflective

Resolute

Responsible

Resourceful

Righteous

Romantic

Selective

Sincere

Skillful

Smiling

Sociable

Splendid

Steadfast

Stimulating

Successful

Tactful

Talented

Teachable

Tenacious

Thoughtful

Tolerant

Trustworthy

Unbiased

Understanding

Unique

Vibrant

Vigorous

Warm

Willing

Wise

Wonderful


Examples of Words to Describe Yourself in an Interview

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In conclusion, if you have other positive descriptive words you felt are good, simply suggest by leaving a comment below. Also don’t forget to bookmark this list as you might need it for future reference anytime you’re asked this easy but psychological question “how would you use words to describe yourself in an interview”?

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psychicdog.net 5 years ago

Great positive - a lot of good words here. Thanks


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Wish I had known when I was looking for work.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Outstanding collection of words! I'm impressed! Thank you for the hub!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Great hub, very helpful. Your lists of words is outstanding. Thank you.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

You know - words are very, very powerful. An observant person can often get TONS of information about someone from little things that they say online or in print.

I really wish I were a master body language interpreter - kinda like that character on the tv show "The Mentalist."

Excellent advice here - I know you are right. I'm pretty guilty of negativity describing myself. I tend to try to disarm people by being self deprecating, and giving whoever I'm talking to the "feel good" from it. I wonder how much I am affected by my own techniques though.

In the end, and I'm looking for the word, maybe "team mate" (two words) works well for me. I have the ability to like most everyone. If for instance, you are someone that most people don't like, then I'd be the guy that spoke well of you, and brought up your positive characteristics in conversation. I'm sort of an underdog supporter. I'm pretty certain that if I'd met Ted Bundy, then I'd have probably thought that he was a great guy - but lots of folks thought that.


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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Very positive words to use in an interview.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I find this to be overall very helpful and informative.

However, I must say that I have conducted quite a few interviews in my experience. They are for professional Nursing positions, just to give a background.

I would be extremely turned off if a candidate were to tell me that their strengths were: romantic,splendid, smiling, obedient,funny, nice, placid... I believe we need to determine the setting we are in before making a response. Using phrases like a good sense of humor, ability to get along with all personality styles, compassionate can say the same things in a more polished manner.

This is a great article to get us thinking about how to present ourselves in a more positive light, as we all have strengths.

Voted UP & USEFUL- thank you.


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Sage Williams 5 years ago

Most helpful hub, love the collection of words that you have chosen. You did an awesome job on this hub. Voted UP! Thanks for sharing.

Sage


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Guanta 5 years ago from New York City

Thank you incomeguru, this is an excellent list. I am now retired but I can stil use these words to describe who I am when. Excellent work!


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rfmoran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

Excellent Hub on an important issue for anyone planning an interview.


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incomeguru 4 years ago from Lagos Author

@rfmoran, thanks for stopping by.


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

More than just knowing the words, it's really important to use them in the proper context. I've read resumes that have been drenched with too many adjectives that they lose their appeal. Also, I'm not a huge fan of too many fancy words to describe one's self. Of course these key words and adjectives provide an applicant with a host of alternative words to use. But in the end, using them properly is what counts.


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incomeguru 4 years ago from Lagos Author

Hi Jpcmc, thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comment.


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FSlovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

I have hired 100's of people one the years in business. I wish they would have had this advice. An interviewee honestly presenting their strengths in good words is important and memorable. The other piece is knowing the interviewer and the culture of the company so the interviewee is using the right words to describe their strengths. Well done


John 10 months ago

I was really amaze to those collections of words.It is really helpful,two thumbs up!

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