You've finally landed an interview for your dream job. Congratulations! Now, it's important to remember that what you say during the interview is just as important as how you look and what you wear. In this blog post, we will discuss 11 things you should never say during a job interview. These statements will not make a good impression on your interviewer and may even cost you the job. So, be sure to avoid them at all costs!
The job interview is arguably the most important part of the job search process. This is your chance to make a good impression on your potential employer and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job. So, what are these 11 things you should never say during a job interview? Let's take a look:
1) "I'm not sure if I'm qualified for this position"
Even if you're unsure if you have all the qualifications for the job, it's important to exude confidence in your abilities. Focus on highlighting the skills and experience you do have that make you the ideal candidate for the job.
2) "I don't have any questions"
Asking questions shows that you're interested in the position and company. It also gives you an opportunity to learn more about what the job entails and whether or not it's a good fit for you. So, be sure to prepare a few questions to ask your interviewer before going into the job interview.
3) "I'm not really looking for a job"
Even if you're not actively job-hunting, it's important to act like you are when you're in a job interview. You should also make sure that you have done adequate research and preparation for the interview. This shows that you're serious about the opportunity and makes you look more desirable to potential employers.
4) "I don't have any weaknesses"
We all have weaknesses, but admitting them during a job interview is not a good idea. Instead of discussing your weaknesses, focus on highlighting your transferable skills and how they make you the ideal candidate for the job.
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5) "This is my dream job"
While it's great to be excited about the opportunity, avoid gushing about how this is your dream job. This might make you seem desperate for the job or disingenuous in your interest.
6) "I'll do whatever"
While it's important to be flexible and show that you're willing to work hard, avoid saying that you'll do whatever or that you're willing to work long hours. This makes you look like a pushover and may make your potential employer take advantage of you.
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7) "I don't know"
If you don't know the answer to a question, it's better to say something like "That's a great question. I need some time to think about that" instead of simply saying "I don't know." This shows that you're thoughtful and capable of critical thinking, even under pressure.
8) "Sorry, I'm so late"
Try to always be on time, but if you're running late for your job interview, don't apologize profusely. Instead, apologize briefly and focus on why you're excited about the opportunity.
9) "I hated my last company"
Avoid discussing how much you hated your last company or boss. Instead, focus on highlighting the positive experiences you had and why you're excited for this new opportunity.
10) "What's included in the benefits package?"
Wait for a job offer before discussing compensation and benefits package.
11) "Interviews make me really nervous"
The interviewer wants to hire someone confident in his or her abilities, and will probably notice it for themselves if you're nervous. They'll also appreciate if you work through it courageously, rather than wasting time calling attention to your own anxiety.
That's our list of 11 things you should never say during a job interview. We hope you found them helpful.
Do you have any tips on things you should never say? Leave it in the comment below!
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