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10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

Jeff Hindenach | HRPeople

March 17, 2010

10. “I Wasn’t Appreciated at My Last Job.”

This is a fancy way of saying that you and your previous employer didn’t get along. Now the interviewer is wondering why there was an issue and if the same problems will arise if they hire you. Even if it was your employer’s fault, saying this out loud makes you seem like you could be difficult to
work with or too demanding.

ALTERNATIVES: Keep any digs or trash talking about your previous employer to a minimum. You don’t want to get the interviewer even thinking about negative things. If they ask why you left, tell them your career path did not line up with the company’s goals for you. Never make it personal. Keep it in the
context of your career development.

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