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8 Phrases Not to Say in a Job Interview

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    Faked Weaknesses

    "Perfectionism is my greatest weakness."

    Yikes. This is a very overused way to land yourself at the bottom of the call-back pile after your first interview. Providing a fake weakness makes you sound rehearsed. It also gives zero insight to the hiring manager in regard to your potential shortcomings, as well as how you work to overcome them.

    Use a genuine shortcoming to showcase your work style and personality. Say this instead: "Public speaking is a weakness of mine, but I recently joined a toastmasters group to improve my skills and get more experience."

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8 Phrases Not to Say in a Job Interview

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    Faked Weaknesses

    "Perfectionism is my greatest weakness."

    Yikes. This is a very overused way to land yourself at the bottom of the call-back pile after your first interview. Providing a fake weakness makes you sound rehearsed. It also gives zero insight to the hiring manager in regard to your potential shortcomings, as well as how you work to overcome them.

    Use a genuine shortcoming to showcase your work style and personality. Say this instead: "Public speaking is a weakness of mine, but I recently joined a toastmasters group to improve my skills and get more experience."

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.