8 Phrases Not to Say in a Job Interview

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Brownie Points

"I love your shoes!"

Complimenting your interviewer probably won't create the lasting connection you're seeking. Sure, brownie points are nice, but there's a fine line between praise and flattery. Your statements could be misconstrued as fake or, even worse, flirtatious.

Create a more genuine connection by commenting on an award received by the interviewer or their thought leadership in a specific field. Say this instead: "I saw you speak at the marketing conference last year and your tips for internal communications were fantastic."

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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