Job interviews can feel like an out of body experience where you find yourself saying phrases you would never usually dream of uttering out loud. Everything can be going swimmingly until you inexplicably spill out that you are “intensely passionate about Excel”, leaving you cringing all the way home. And if it’s not getting overly excited about spreadsheets, many of us are guilty of overusing buzzwords such as ‘dedicated’, ‘motivated’ and ‘team player’ that hiring companies have heard over and over from job hopefuls. Two managers with plenty of experience on the grilling side of the interview table have now told Seek the five words they don’t want to hear from candidates. Jason Walker, director at Hays, and Ian Scott, manager at Randstad Technologies, shared the phrases you should be avoiding. Obviously Aside from sending in your CV, an interview is usually the company’s first chance to meet you and learn more about your skills – so don’t assume anything is ‘obvious’. Jason says the process is designed to gain a better understanding of your experience and how well you would fit in, so avoid using the word ‘obviously’ as it may imply the company should already know the answer…. Read full this story
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