Choose your words wisely; they could determine the outcome of your job hunt.
There are many phrases to avoid in everyday conversation, but there are some specific statements that especially have no place in a job interview.
Earning an interview is a great achievement, but your work is far from over.
It’s time to dig deeper into the organization you’ll be interviewing with so you’re ready for potential questions you’ll be asked.
Your response to a question can be a dead giveaway that you are unprepared.
In part two of “Top Five Tips for a Successful Interview,” Mandy Zaransky, chief marketing officer at Ragan Communications, shares phrases she never wants to hear from a potential candidate.
Here are her four top phrases to eliminate from your vernacular before your next job interview:
1. “To be honest with you…”
Using this phrase makes interviewers wonder if you’re being less than honest at other times.
“This also comes off as filler,” Zaransky says, “and makes the potential candidate seem unprepared.”
Whether on your résumé or during an interview, honesty is important.