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What Not to Say in an
Preparing for an interview means thinking about
what questions the interviewer may ask and
thinking of what your responses and examples
ahead of time. But the interviewer isn't just
evaluating WHAT you say, but also HOW you say it.
Are you well-spoken? Do you sound polished and
professional? Are your answers clear and concise?
You need good answers but you also need to also
focus on the delivery. Here are some interviewing tips:
Skip the 'Filler':
When an interviewer asks a question, people tend
to feel like they should fill the silence right
away. When you speak before you're sure what you
want to say you will tend to stall. That's when
most people use "like," "ya
know" and "ummm." This verbal
filler is not very professional so do take a
moment or two time to think about a question
rather than rushing to answer.
Never use slang in an interview. You must sound
polished and professional. Similarly, never, use
profanity in an interview.
You rehearse your answers and want to impress
the interviewer with your knowledge so sometimes
when the interviewer starts to ask you a question
people you jump right in. This is not a good idea
since first, it's rude to interrupt and secondly,
you may incorrectly assume that you know what the
interviewer was going to ask and answer
inappropriately. Finally, you want time to think
about your answer before you start speaking,
since as mentioned earlier rushing can lead to
lots of mid-sentence "ummms".
By taking your time, you'll appear calm,
confident and polite. And, after taking a moment
to think, you'll probably give a much better
Like any bad habit, these will take time to
break. So start practicing before you have an
actual interview by doing mock interviews and the