Never say these 7 things in a job interview

Never say these 7 things in a job interview
Job interviews. We all need to pass them if we ever want to get a job, especially that good jobs you always dreamt about!

I personally went through numerous job interviews and from every one I've learned something and each time I failed I learned even more. Truth be told I failed a lot of them, in my first years after high school I probably failed about 80% of all my job interviews, but I was relentest and I never been bordered for failing.

Thing is, you can never know what to expect out of a job interview, it also depends on a lot of the interviewer. At the moment I've reached a level where I just mold on the interviewer personality without him or her realizing I'm doing that. In the last 5 years, I got accepted on all the interviews I had and I even refused some of them at the end of the day.

Here are 7 things you shouldn't say during an important job interview:

    1. Never say you are nervous
Never acknowledge your level of anxiety to the interviewers. That will categories you as being emotional and unable to handle pressure.

    1. Don't use words like: "well"; "hmm"; "like"; "um".
These words simply don't need to be in your vocabulary during the interview. Don't use them.

    1. Don't ask the interviewer his current position in the company.
Don't go around asking the interviewer what is his/her job there. Why? Because you should already know that, do your homework before you go to an interview. Memories the interviewer's name and make sure you make an online research on the company and on the people that work there, like HR, your possible department and so on. Chances are that the interviewers will probably present themselves at the begging on the interview, so asking this question, later on, will seem pretty stupid.

    1. Don't critic your last job or your current job, your boss, your life and actually you shouldn't critic anything at all.
The answer is obvious: shows lack of respect for a current and previous employer, this means you probably don't value employers in general. Same goes for your boss and anything else you may critic during the interview.

    1. "My greatest weakness is that I'm a perfectionist."
No. Just don't. Every HR person and every interviewer in the world hate this line. Stop it, don't use it.

    1. Don't lie.
Probably a good idea not to lie. I personally lied during an interview but that's only because I figured out the interviewer is weak enough to believe me and is unable to answer my bluff.

    1. Ask questions.
Yes. When the interviewer asks you if you have any questions, please ask a question. Not a stupid question, but anything nice will do. Do go too technical and don't ask for how much money are you going to get, that stuff can be discussed later on.


Thank you very much for these tips. It really helps a lot for those people who are newbie in interviews. Like me I'm currently looking for a job and I'm nervous about the interview. Thanks a lot I will keep it in my mind.
Posted by jayken on 10-12-2017
There are great simple tips that people should follow, however it's not that easy for a lot of people, because they would get nervous and just forget everything they've learned. These should be practiced, either with a friend, or just imagine that you are at an interview yourself and speak like you would in your perfect form.
Posted by manmad on 10-12-2017
I was an interviewer before, I think it is not necessarily true at all. Because people always have different attitude towards interview, and the most important thing to all is how an applicant could be help to the company. Maybe that will be the basis for good conduct, but the company always looking an employee will contribute a lot to the company. The only thing is they measure things up is because they have a lot of schedule to do, and they wanted things to be fast as possible.

Clearly, in my own knowledge and experiences, the employee and the employer must establish a good communication, and it should always start by applicant. Apparently, the company should elaborate itself to the applicant not only they hire a good response person, but also to the skills they needed most.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 10-12-2017
well said. You seem to have left a couple of obvious rules of the interview. Be confident but never exude overconfidence. Don't say I can when you actually cannot. many people commot these mistakes when they are interviewed. Once my friend was being interviewed by an Indian. Since the Indians love cricket, which is almost like religion in India, my friend said "I love cricket" in order to impress the interviewer. When he was asked a question about cricket, he did not have answer.
Posted by vinaya on 10-12-2017
Being overconfident can be a disadvantage in a job interview. I used to handle interviews of applicants for our department and I am easily turned off when the applicant is obviously bragging or showing too much confidence for comfort. Our culture is not that permissive and humility is still a virtue here that’s why when you are overconfident, that gives a negative signal to the interviewer.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-11-2018
These are some very useful tips for anybody who is seeking employment. It has been many years since I last had a job interview so I am a bit rusty but much of the things you listed about applied back then to. It is important to be very professional and to dress professionally when seeking employment. First impressions are a big part of landing a job. You have to be able to sell yourself so that they see you as somebody who would be an asset to your company.
Posted by Sue on 10-12-2017
Thanks for sharing this, For the don't lie part, it one thing that pisses HR off.why would one lie about anything when one can say jack Robbinson such information would be out in the open.Another thing is to always keep one's image online clean.The HR would search for more information and it will be through one's online account that such information might be obtained.So ones online record should be clean.
Posted by lovely on 10-12-2017
Excellent points you mentioned, that is the most thing I get is nervous in job interviews am so glad i work online these days lol. But, yeah great advice and thank you for taking the time to share with us.
Posted by moneybags82 on 10-12-2017
Thanks a lot for sharing those tips. I had a few interviews in the last two years or so. There are one or two things that I haven't read anywhere else. So, thanks again for giving these tips. As I did one of these mistakes back in the day. In one Interview I asked the interviewer why all the other interviewees are from the top school. As I didn't graduate from a top school so I was anxious to ask why they asked me to come? They told me that all the job seekers are equivalent in their eyes and they had already a fresher working at the company from my University. Although they were true but I opened up about my nervousness in front of them which was a huge mistake.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-12-2017
These tips are pretty helpful, thanks for all of these advices you gave us. I haven't gone to my first job interview in my life because, when I finished high school, I started my own business so, I didn't need to find a job. Then I started college, my business die a couple years later but I had saved enough money to help my college career and to pay my personal expenses until last year that my money pit dried and, now, I'm a freelancer so, I work from home and I don't need to find a job. Of course, this freelancing world is just until I finish my college career and find a the job that I always wanted and I hope these tips help that day to get the job.
Posted by cubo on 10-12-2017
I agree that being perfectionist and also some of the questions like where do you see yourself in 5 years. I guess those are sort of cheesy questions. And people just don't seem to learn them. I am sure that people need to understand giving random answers some of the time help. And some of the time we have to be pretty reasonable to work with on that part. That's how it works as well.
Posted by overcast on 10-12-2017
These do seem like reasonable pieces of advice. I guess my biggest mistake when I went to job interviews was trying to be someone, I am not. I tried too hard to make things work and it turns out that I was coming off as a fake. Be honest but don't be open though
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-12-2017
wow! this tips really help me adding my knowledge about interviews thank you. i tried going to an interview and i feel nervous on what to say and how to react on there certain questions that leads me to disqualification. so i'm happy to found this one i will use this tips in my future interviews.
Posted by tophew on 10-12-2017
These are very nice tips for anyone prospective job seekers out there, I have read about these before and it helped me a lot when I was looking for a job during my searching period.

As I have secured my current job at the the moment, I'm still going to take these tips very seriously because I can still offer it to someone that I know and it would definitely turn to be a useful and important information for such individual.
Posted by Heatman on 10-12-2017
Those are some great interview tips. We all need practice for interviews. I have had some good job interviews but I have also had my fair share of disasters so being made aware of the interviewing tips again is helpful. I like the information and can use it. Thanks for posting, and letting us know proper interview ettiquette.
Posted by kgord on 10-12-2017
I think it's okay as long as you are in different culture in different countries, but many employers prefer to hire person who have talent to contribute a lot in the company. For example when ever the employer want to extract some critical elements of company's way to deal problem, they are more tend to listen to you by how you would deal, as soon as possible. Every employer wanted to hire an employee that helps a lot to the company, and I think it is necessary to distinguish those things.

In my experienced, I have a known face of my school that, he did not accept me to the company. As a result, when he applied to our company and I am the interviewer. I did not accept me to the fact he did the same long time ago. So, sometimes life is like a wheel, and everything is unexpected to understand. I think it will be up to the person you deal with.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 10-12-2017
That's a great list. Preparation is the key to succeed in any interview. We do learn something from each and every interview. I think the most important thing is never to lie at an interview. If you are to get the job then this lie may play backfire on you later on.
Posted by Pixie on 10-12-2017
I agree. If you're smart you will always learn at least one or two things from every interview - whether it's just basic things such as body language and mimic or something else. You can use it for the future. And yes, lying is bad and sooner or later the lie will come out. You should be completely honest from the start. Don't start a possible job relationship with a lie.
Posted by Mehano on 10-12-2017
Thank you very much for these tips, it's always good to be prepared and be careful about a lot of details. Some of these also made me laugh, like the perfectionist line. I would honestly never say that, it seems strange that it's used so much that employers hate it.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-12-2017
That seems like a good list to me and I believe that if people follow these tips they will have a better success of doing well in the interview. I just feel like you have to be careful how you portray yourself. Also, one big tip that I think not enough people do - dress up appropriately. If it's a serious interview, dress smart and don't come in some sweatpants and hoody. You want the everybody to know how serious you are!
Posted by Mehano on 10-12-2017
Most of these tips are super useful. Of course people might be nervous during an interview but mentioning this is very unprofessional. I think a good question to ask is to ask about the future of the company and how it is developing. And obviously you shouldn't lie, if you have to say that you don't know something you should always add that you are eager to learn it.
Posted by felabruno on 10-12-2017
I'm sure a lot of people will benefit from these tips and hopefully can do well if they ever go to a job interview. I think the most important thing not to do is to lie. It's such a bad idea that you should make sure to stay away from it. You may get away with it during the job interview but if you end up getting the job you may get found out and you may end up getting fired. There is nothing worse than lying about how you can do a certain thing and then not being able to do it when asked.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-12-2017
The tips are great and very interesting. Also, they are extremely useful for anyone who really needs to do a job interview. But, I think some tips should be inherent in people's common sense, so... They don't even need to be remembered (I gues, haha).

To have a good result in a job interview you don't have to lie... All you have to do is just to be true.
Posted by wiseagent on 10-12-2017
Your tips are good and your post is very informative for those who will go to a job interview. Still, it also counts your attitude not only what you speak there, so anyone who will go to a job interview must be dressed well and look confident and have a powerful attitude, this will make the employee see the candidate much better
Posted by wallet on 10-12-2017
I must admit that you have come up with an awesome discussion. Each and every point is so easy to understand. You have penned down the most common mistakes that we all usually do. I'm again thankful for your guidance and will keep all these points in my mind. I hope I remain lucky the next time.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 10-13-2017
I've been to a few job interviews and I think I always made a few of these mistakes even I tried not to. I know I don't function very well under pressure and I tried to control that but sometimes is a little bit overwhelming for me. Luckily, I work from home now as a freelancer and the money is good enough so I don't have to worry about going to job interviews anymore. Anyway, these are great tips!.
Posted by felabruno on 10-13-2017
Amazing thoughts you've written down on this post. I have been too few interviews and learnt that confidence is key while in those interview rooms. I mean once you can exude that confidence, then you're on the path to getting that job.
Posted by Barida on 10-13-2017
Thank you for sharing your tips. I agree with being well prepared with researching about the company before attending the interview. My advice for others is always "be ourselves", and not to lie or pretend, as professional interviewers can always tell whether we are telling the truth. Also, having good attitude and being confident might be some good traits to attract the interviewers.
Posted by kaka135 on 10-15-2017
Yes, usually the more you know about the company the better it is. Also, a tip is act like you already have been offered the job. It will help you to ask better questions, and radiate the kind of interest that employers usually want in their employees. I think it is a great thing to do, and one that will allow you to feel connected with the company as well before you even have the job. Just don't come off as arrogant. That would be the kiss of death.
Posted by kgord on 10-16-2017
Great tips! The vast majority of people still commit at least 1 of these listed mistakes and this can simply end their chances of being hired. I've done many job interviews in the past and if I can give you a hint it's: Learn from experience. Yes! Doing job interviews can give you experience to learn and be better in the upcoming interviews. Take note of your flaws, correct your bad points and you will surely succeed.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-17-2017
The tips are all very vital for all those that will be preparing for one interview or the other in the future. With these few important tips it will surely help a lot of people to pass interview and get jobs
Posted by babyright on 10-20-2017
Nice post. Thanks for the tip. It will really help us people who are looking for a job to pass the job interview. Now we have ideas on what to do and what's not to do. It's always better to come prepared so you'll have a bigger chance to pass the interview. I always make sure to practice my answers and ready to any kind of questions that an interview might ask you.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-23-2017
Nice tips and very informative. Especially the critics part, they would try to ask you about your formal jobs, your boss, the nature of things there and mostly why you left, they are asking you this things to see how you will handle the situation, even if your formal boss offended you, don't criticize him, it's a turn off and a red flag during interviews. I have experienced this.
Posted by Authord on 10-24-2017
I used to work in recruitment and while the advice given is not bad advice, I'm hoping that some people really have the common sense not to say anything bad about their employers, and aren't silly enough to say they are nervous. Sorry, but this is common sense and if you have to be told not to do those things, are you ready to work in the real world?

How you look is important, and also how you answer a question. Keep it short and to the point, and smile and make eye contact during the interview. These things matter more, because lots of the other candidates will have the same answers, it's how you convey them that actually matters.
Posted by Alexa on 11-08-2017
When I started interviewing job applicants for our department, one of the pointers I got from our human resource officers is to notice if the applicant is nervous. It is all right for them to say they are nervous because they are being honest. However, if they don’t look nervous and they say they are then that means it is a defense mechanism so you will ignore if they say something wrong in their answers.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-20-2017
I haven’t had an interview for a job before because I’m still a student. But thank you so much for these informations, it can help me a lot in the future when I finally look for a job. One of my problems when it comes to interview is I can’t prevent to feel nervous which I guess natural , but I need to do something to improve and be confident.
Posted by Gladford on 01-04-2018
One thing I've learned in life is to not be sacred. what's for you is for you. So I'm sorry I won't be taking your advise. In my opinion rules only serve to keep someone on edge. You are human and I think the best would be for you to be yourself. That's a winning formula in my opinion in any interview. There is nothing you can humanely do to make anyone like you more. Unless you are rude or have the worst manners, if you're qualified you shouldn't worry , stay calm and focused.
Posted by jaymish on 03-12-2018
Good tips and using them would be an added plus factor for a job seeker. I'm a veteran when it comes to interviews. I've interviewed over 2000 job seekers and I have been interviewed about 100 times in my career.

There's this issue on How an applicant should talk about his previous employer during an interview?

Logically the applicant's reason in applying for a job can be any of the following:
He was relieved. He resigned or was forced to resign. He finished his contract. His aiming for a greener pastures. He's looking for a job near his place.

Any of these reasons would make him lie if you ask him why did he leave his previous employer. Because its never good to badmouth or say negative things about ones previous employer or company.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 03-29-2018