8 Phrases Not to Say in a Job Interview

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Filler Phrases

"I'm highly motivated."

Your interviewers are probably thinking: "So what?" This is typically a filler phrase for those without a slew of strong examples to showcase various types of motivation in the workplace. Simply stating that you're motivated is the exact opposite way to showcase your motivation.

Prepare your elevator pitch to showcase ways that you're a highly motivated employee without using those exact words. Say this instead: "My previous company didn't have an internal newsletter, so I set up a plan and created a monthly newsletter to keep my coworkers better informed."

Without a doubt, landing your dream job takes a lot of effort. From researching and applying for jobs to resume updating and finally landing an interview, a lot of hard work goes into being ready for your big moment. You've put in the time to rehearse and know what you're going to say, now it's time for your interview. But what if you've rehearsed too much?

Even if your resume is a star, if you come off sounding like a robot or lack real feeling in your answers, you could end up missing out on a great opportunity. In this slideshow, Glassdoor has identified eight lines you should avoid using in your next job interview, as well as what you should say instead.


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