11 things you should always say in a job interview

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So, you made it past the online application and received a call to set up a time for a job interview.

You may have thought that the hardest part was over, but it's quite the opposite.

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While it's an awesome accomplishment to get invited for an interview, it's what you do during your face-to-face meeting that matters the most. Admittedly, interviews can be nerve-racking, but maintaining your cool and saying the right things will help you get through it seamlessly. Howard Pines, founder and CEO of BeamPines, says, "The best thing a candidate can do at an interview is ask good questions."

It's important to keep in mind that although your résumé is essentially a hiring manager's first impression of you, crushing your first interview is also very important on the road to getting the job. The job market is extremely competitive, and if you want to leave your interviewer wanting more, there are some essential things you should say during your meeting.

Take a look at the slideshow below with some vital words and phrases you should always mention in an interview.

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Now that you have this guide, don't forget to use it during your next interview.

If you're just starting out on your job search, however, check out some of the best cities for new grads to start their careers.

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Cincinnati, Ohio 
Average Starting Annual Salary: $48,348
Unemployment Rate: 4.9 percent

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Average Starting Annual Salary: $48,609
Unemployment Rate: 4.8 percent

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Austin, Texas
Average Starting Annual Salary: $50,035
Unemployment Rate: 3.7 percent

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Washington, DC
Average Starting Annual Salary: $51,310
Unemployment Rate: 4.9 percent

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Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota
Average Starting Annual Salary: $49,950
Unemployment Rate: 4.1 percent

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota 
Average Starting Annual Salary: $43,849
Unemployment Rate: 3.9 percent

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Fargo, North Dakota
Average Starting Annual Salary: $44,163
Unemployment Rate: 3.0 percent

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Madison, Wisconsin
Average Starting Annual Salary: $51,163
Unemployment Rate: 3.9 percent 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Average Starting Annual Salary: $48,991
Unemployment Rate: 5.3 percent 

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Seattle, Washington 
Average Starting Annual Salary: $54,024
Unemployment Rate: 4.4 percent

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