8 Phrases Not to Say in a Job Interview

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Abstract Buzzwords

"I established a synergistic and agile marketing experience for customers."

Cue eye rolls and sighs from your interviewers. Abstract buzzwords and jargon are alive and well in most industries. However, using those words in your interview will only leave your listeners remembering you as a robot spewing jargon.

As you prepare for your interview, make an effort to cut out all buzzwords and focus on better articulating your experiences. Say this instead: "I used responsive web design to simplify customer experience with the app."

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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