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7 Seemingly Harmless Phrases You Should Never, Ever Say in an Interview

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There are plenty of things you should say upon walking into an interview for your dream company. Your knowledge of what the company does (after all, you did spend hours researching everything about it), your expertly crafted elevator pitch (here’s a simple formula), and why you, above every other candidate, should get hired.

While these are things you should never leave out in interviews, there are, at the same time, a handful of phrases you should never say. Seemingly harmless comments such as complimenting your interviewer’s outfit or talking about an illness could seriously hurt your chances of getting the job, according to Kathryn Tuggle of Fox Business.

Take a look at this infographic to see which phrases you should avoid at all costs—and what to say instead.

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