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10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

Jeff Hindenach | NursingLink

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.

Next: “I’m Really Hard Working.” >>

  • Tina2_max50


    almost 5 years ago


    I want to be able to print this, can't you put the whole article on one nice printable page?

  • Owl_max50


    almost 5 years ago


    I have heard the phrases "You are not a team player" and "You are resistant to change" SO many times!
    I finally realized that the best answer that I have for these is: "No, I am a team LEADER!" and "Change just for the sake of change is not always necessary or a good thing."
    Spare me the buzzwords...

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 5 years ago


    ebradd, I think you meant "advice". Try a dictionary, folks!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 5 years ago


    thats great advise !!!!!!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 5 years ago


    Do nurses really ask those questions and say those things? I must be out of the loop. I just interviewed for a position, and in my 30 year career, salary has come up in conversation.

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