10 Things You Should Never Say During a Job Interview

The main goal of a job interview is to prove to the hiring manager why you, are the right person for the job. You want to share your skills and qualifications for a job. Apart from what is on your resume, you need to be punctual, appropriately dressed and polite. Often interviewers say that there is no right or wrong answer, however, there are things that a candidate needs to take caution. There are some things that you should keep to yourself during a job interview. While honesty is the best policy, there are things such as your personal life that you should not disclose. Negativity doesn’t go over well during job interviews. Companies want to hire positive and responsible people that they feel can contribute to the company’s growth. Here are 10 things you shouldn’t say during an interview, and why not to say them.

1.I really hate my job.

No matter how bad a job was, you never, ever want to badmouth a former employer in an interview. The interviewer will feel as if you will do the same to their company.

2. What do you do at this company?

You should thoroughly research the company and be prepared to speak about it.

3. How much does this job pay?

Although you go prepared with the salary range you must let the employer bring up money first.

4. How Soon Do You Promote Employees?

This may come across as entitled, making you look like someone who thinks that they are better than the position that they have applied for. A better way to ask this? “I’m really interested in staying at a place for a while. What do career paths within the company typically look like?”

5. I know I don’t have much experience

When you apologize for the experience you don’t have, you’re essentially saying that you’re not the right fit for the role.

6. I don’t have child care lined up, but I’m working on it.

You don’t want to give the interviewer any reason to think that you won’t have the availability that’s needed by the company.

7. I really need this job.

You don’t want to come across as desperate.

8. I have other offers on the table

you might have many job options but you can’t say it just to leverage in getting that job. You position yourself better to advance in the interview process or land the job if those hiring you feel your passion for what they do.

9. I don’t have any questions.

You should always have a list of questions ready to ask the interviewer.

10. I’m just here until I can start my own business

Entrepreneurial ambitions are great—but if you’re applying for a job to work for someone else, you probably want to keep that on the low. Most employers want to hire people who are going to be around for a while.


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