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10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

Jeff Hindenach | HRPeople

March 17, 2010


7. “You Would Be Crazy Not to Hire Me.”


First, never call your interviewer crazy, even if it’s a figure of speech. Second, you’re one of a dozen or more candidates they may be taking to. There is no way you can be sure you are the most qualified person for the job. If anything, it just makes you look desperate and dramatic. Don’t be that guy.

ALTERNATIVES: It’s true, the end of an interview can be awkward, but don’t resort to more awkward clichés. When ending an interview, it’s always good to summarize the key points about the conversation you just had. Leave the interviewer thinking about the many reasons you are the one they want
as they leave the room.


NEXT: “I’ll Do Anything.”




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