Are Buzz Words a Buzz Kill in a Job Interview?

Let’s be real, we’ve all said and heard more than our share of industry buzzwords. Can using too many buzz words in a job interview hurt your chance of getting hired? Key words and industry terms are important during a job interview to help you connect with the hiring manager. However, overusing them can look rehearsed or fake, detract from your credibility and kill the overall vibe of the interview.

So my advice…Use them sparingly!

Make sure you’re not just stringing together a bunch of key words to describe your experience and skills.

Provide relatable examples and walk through your process.

This will assure the hiring manager you have a firm understanding of the technology and task at hand, and aren’t just all talk!

For more tips and career advice join Rhonda Recruits with ektello, on August 30th at CBS Orlando’s Elevate Job Fair. Stop by ektello’s Career Center anytime between to get 1-on-1 resume, interview and job search tips. Or email

When: August 30th 10-3pm
Where: Sheraton Orlando North – 600 N Lake Destiny Rd. Maitland, FL 32751 US

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