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Top 10 things not to say in a job interview

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A job interview is usually the determinant factor on whether you get a job or not. Regardless of your academic qualifications, you also need to perform well in an oral interview so as to be picked for the job. Being an engaging activity, one might say some things that may actually lock them out of the interview without knowing. To avoid that, we will mention the top 10 things that you should not say in a job interview.

  1. How Much will you pay me

This is a question that you should not even think of asking in a job interview. Wait for the interviewer to introduce this topic.

  1. Perfectionism is my Weakness

A question may arise requiring you to state your weakness. Unlike what many people think, you should not state perfection as your weakness. This will deny you points in an interview because it looks so cliché.

  1. You’ll Regret if you don’t hire me

Do not retreat to any sort of any threats or blackmails to your interviewers. Even if you are sure that you are the best, do not threaten them that they will regret not hiring you.

  1. So, tell me what you do here

There is a better way of expressing yourself if you want to know what is happening in the company. This statement is just totally unacceptable.

  1. I’m Really Nervous

No matter how nervous you become, you should never concede by word of mouth that nervous. This will show that you cannot handle delicate situations even when employed. Just hang on to your nervousness until the interview is over.

  1. I will do anything you want

Do not show desperation by stating that you are willing to do anything that you will be offered so long as your are paid.

  1. It’s on my resume

When you are asked a direct question by an interviewer, you should response with an answer rather than directing them to your resume. This shows lack of respect.

  1. I think outside the box

Do not try to show your wittiness by saying that you think outside the box. This is a common term that most interviewers do not want to listen to.

  1. How much vacation time would I get

Of course vacation is your right to have but it should not be discussed at the interview level. It only shows that you are concerned with resting even before work. You can always discuss your vacation once you get the job and not during the interview.

  1. I’m going through a rough time now

Whether you are facing difficulties in your personal life or not, you should not tell the interviewers that you are going through rough times. Preserve your problems for the appropriate audience.

 

The above mentioned are the top 10 things that are not supposed to be said in an interview.

 


March 8, 2015

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