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10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

Jeff Hindenach | HRPeople

March 17, 2010

Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions.

But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So we’ve shined a spotlight on the 10 most common overused interview answers and given you some alternative answers that will carry more weight and keep you on track for success.

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