Job Interview Words to Avoid Saying

Business - General
By: goodselfme    
25-Aug-2017

Introduction:

  • 01

    Workaholic

    No one looks up to a workaholic. This word should not be used in an interview to describe yourself to the interviewer. If you want to state your many accomplishments, do so without using workaholic. Your work history will be on the resume, so there is no need to keep touting your abilities to keep working until the project is finished.

  • 02

    Stubborn

    Using the word stubborn brings into the interview a different feel you do not want the interviewer to think about you. Stubborn sounds as if you are unyielding and want everything your way. Even used in a bland way stubborn has a bad feel to it. Try using flexible or able to learn and avoid stubborn. The word stubborn is not a flattering description of yourself or others. Never use this to talk about a previous boss.

  • 03

    Easy Going

    Easy going might sound ok to you, but the employer has heard this as a cover up. Try working into being able to get along with many different people and willing to grasp things easily. Avoid that easy going phrase that has been over used and does not sit well with employers. Think before you use words at an interview. If possible practice in front of a seasoned employee or even better in front of someone who does hiring in the workplace.

  • 04

    Comfortable

    Comfortable is a word that sounds good to you, but if you delve into the situation a little better there are much better words to say than that you are comfortable. Try stating the situations you have been in that turned out well for the company you worked for that gave you a real sense of belonging and contributing to the goals of that company. Comfortable seems to suggest you were ok in the other place and not really working for the future very well.

  • 05

    Successful

    Successful is a word you should avoid in an interview. Specifically the employer is there to determine if he or she wants to risk talking a chance on you in their company's future. Even if you feel you have been successful, don't use that word. Tell how the situation you were in was resolved with your intellect, working with others as a team and other data. Avoid Successful in your interviews.
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