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8 Phrases Not to Say in a Job Interview

  • 8 Phrases Not to Say in a Job Interview-

    Lack of Experience

    "I'm a quick learner."

    Be honest, when has this line been used to describe anything other than a skill or tool that you have yet to learn or master? Saying you're a quick learner is essentially telling your interviewer that you don't have experience with something in the job description.

    Compensate for your lack of direct knowledge by coming prepared with an example of how you're already making strides to master this area. Say this instead: "My direct role has never involved community management. However, I've done an analysis of your company's social media, as well as your competitors, and here's what I've found…"

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8 Phrases Not to Say in a Job Interview

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    Lack of Experience

    "I'm a quick learner."

    Be honest, when has this line been used to describe anything other than a skill or tool that you have yet to learn or master? Saying you're a quick learner is essentially telling your interviewer that you don't have experience with something in the job description.

    Compensate for your lack of direct knowledge by coming prepared with an example of how you're already making strides to master this area. Say this instead: "My direct role has never involved community management. However, I've done an analysis of your company's social media, as well as your competitors, and here's what I've found…"

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.