The hiring managers have already invited you in for an interview which means they like what they saw on your resume. Now it’s time to meet face to face and leave a lasting impression. Everything you say is going to be a part of that impression.
5 Things Not To Say During A Job Interview:
DON’T COMPLIMENT THE INTERVIEWER’S APPEARANCE– Save your compliments for commenting on their work. Do your research and learn about the companies achievements.
Don’t Say– I love your shoes.
Instead, Say– I read that you exceeded your goals for the quarter in the newsletter.
DON’T CRY WHILE TELLING A STORY – You may have been asked a question that leads to an emotional story, be prepared and use this opportunity to show you can handle your emotions.
Don’t Say– I still get emotional just thinking about it.
Instead, Say– It was a difficult time in my life, but I got through it and am stronger because of it.
DON’T TALK ABOUT ILLNESSES UNLESS THEY’RE RELEVANT – Maybe you have a gap in your resume and were asked why, if it was due to an illness or injury your answer should demonstrate how you have overcome that.
Don’t Say– Since having my surgery I am still in constant pain, I may need to have another.
Instead, Say– I had surgery at that time, I healed great and it is no longer a problem.
DON’T TALK ABOUT PROBLEMS FROM A PREVIOUS POSITION – Employers want to know how you solve problems, if you had one at a former workplace, explain how you persevered.
Don’t Say– I never liked my former manager, we never saw eye to eye.
Instead, Say– I worked through my issues successfully.
DON’T SHOW UP WITHOUT ANY QUESTIONS TO ASK THE INTERVIEWER – Asking the right questions can set you apart from the competition and also shows just how interested you are in the job.
Don’t Say– No, we covered everything.
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