Are you one of those insufferable cinephiles that can’t go for more than thirty seconds without reciting a quote from a movie? Holy crap, me too! Although being a movie-quoter can make you the resident movie authority, it comes with its fair share of disadvantages. It’s not like you can respond to the question: “If you were a manager how would you know one of your team is being dishonest” by dramatically leaning towards the interviewer and saying “The eyes chico they never lie”. If you have trouble managing your quote-addiction here are some of the best movie quotes you can use during a job interview.
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This article will be based on the most common interview questions, referenced from this article on TheMuse.
1. “Can You Tell Me A Bit About Yourself”
It’s always really hard to talk about yourself, I don’t know why that is, I’m an internet writer not a psychologist…that’s some digging you’ll have to do on your own. But a few acceptable movie quotes as responses to this confounding question are:
Bond, James Bond – many British actors and a Scot, James Bond Franchise
I see dead people – Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense
I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. – Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, Taken
I’m also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her. – Julia Roberts as Anna Scott, Notting Hill
2. “Why Do You Want This Job”
I hate this question, because the answer is painfully obvious: money! Employment means money. Sure, your values might parallel those of the specific organization or be in a field you’re interesting but without monetary compensation you would be out of there faster than a speeding bullet. So, these quotes seem appropriate.
In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women. – Al Pacino as Tony Montana, Scarface
It’s a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart. – George Clooney as Everett, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Side note: The cool thing about this quote is that it can be used with practically any interview question!
Now you’re looking for the secret, but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. – Michael Caine as Cutter, The Prestige
3. “Why Should We Hire You”
This question is also just as stupid as the previous one….duh, because I need a job due to its ability to make me money. Here are some quotes you can use:
Ever since I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. To me that was better than being president of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world. – Ray Liotta as Henry Hill, Goodfellas. This quote is especially appropriate when applying for banking and pharmaceutical sector jobs.
I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is. – Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander, Zoolander
Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything. – Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi, Karate Kid.
You talkin’ to me? – Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver
You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ’Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk? – Clint Eastwook as “Dirty” Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. – Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire
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Do you have any other movie quotes you can’t help but utter? Let us know in the comments section below.