At a job interview there are a number of variables to out shinning other candidates. It is important to stand out from the rest: be different, unique skills and personality traits. Here are several factors that may just set you apart from the rest of the applicants.

It is critical that you understand the background of the company as to where it is heading: its vision and mission statement. In addition, know some of the highlights and downturns of the organization. And do not forget to find out the background of the interviewer.

And the interviewer will ask can you describe a scenario when you solved a specific problem. Always tell a story which has the beginning, middle and ending. For instance, state what was the problem, what action you took and what was the outcome. People like stories because they can easily follow and relate to them.

Towards the end of the interview, the interviewer will ask, do you have any questions? Now here is a perfect opportunity for you to come up with memorable and thoughtful questions. When asking questions, try to include information on the company.

For example, the press release states your company is trying to achieve a certain goal this year, etc. This will clearly signal that you have done your research on the company and also that you are interested as to where the company is going. Perhaps another question such as is there a diversity policy?

Besides wanting a job to pay your bills, you must clearly demonstrate what benefits you are bringing to the organization.

It is important to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the right candidate, it can often be a toss between you and the other person