8 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview
Remember, conservative is the name of the game, and focus on your skills and qualifications for the job. There are some things that you should keep to yourself during a job interview – even if you’re thinking them.
The reason you’re at the interview is because the business has a pain point or multiple pain points that need remediation. Therefore, the interviewer isn’t interested in your personal life, or your holiday, they want to know why you’re the best person for the job.
If you don’t have all the qualifications and experience, don’t mention it and certainly don’t worry. The interviewer wouldn’t have called you in if they thought that was a huge problem.
Never say anything negative about a previous employer, co-worker or anyone. Companies want positive people and not, what they would construe as a complainer. And lastly, if you’ve pre-booked flights to Hawaii, keep those lips zipped!
The top 8 Things You should Never Say at a Job Interview
- How much does this job pay? (Let the employer bring up remuneration.)
- I have a trip planned in a few weeks. (Any time off should be asked for once you have the job.)
- What does this company do? (This shows that you’re not interested enough in the company or the job. So prior to going to the interview, check out the organisation and find out what they do.)
- I’m a quick learner. (I’m sure that’s true but let the employer determine that. If you don’t have the experience then focus on the skills you do have and expand on that.)
- I really need this job. (Does that sound desperate? Ah, yeah!)
- I really hated my old job. (No one likes a negative-nellie, so stay on point and keep the feelings out. If your previous job was at your local cafe, let your perspective employer know that the reason you left, or want to leave is because you’re wanting to develop your professional career, one that is aligned with your studies.)
- I hate my boss. (Do we have to explain this one?)
- I don’t have any questions. (Always have a couple of questions lined up. Ask about their career development policies, what the culture is like, where the company sees itself in the next 5 years, stuff like that.
Now that you’re armed with this information, go out and get that awesome job.
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