Your polished résumé impressed the hiring manager for the job opening you’ve been hoping to land.
Now, it’s on to the next phase: the interview.
Not only should you prepare for common questions that might be tossed your way, but you should think carefully about what phrases will come out of your mouth, especially if you want to knock the interview out of the park.
Saying the wrong thing could get you removed from the running—quickly.
To help you avoid costly slip-ups when speaking, Resume.io has created an infographic of “14 things you should ever say in a job interview (and what to say instead).”
For example, the graphic advises that interviewees should never say, “I hated my last company.”
Even if this is the reason you’re looking to leave your current position, it’s ill-advised to say it directly.
Instead, the infographic offers, you could say, “I learned a lot in my last job, but I’m looking for a company with a culture that fits me better.”
For more phrases to avoid during the interview process, check out the full infographic.
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