You Should Never Say During a Job Interview
20 Things That Should Never Say In A Job Interview. What exactly do you do here? We couldn't get along with the boss. I Do Whatever Job Is. I don't have much work experience, but ...
When you go to a job interview, your main goal is to be hired. It is to prove that you are the most suitable person for the position you apply for. You want to get the job done with your skills, education and experience.
However, you should carefully choose the sentences you will make in the job interview. In other words, it is extremely important to avoid expressions that cause suspicion in the minds of the person or people interviewing you. When you say something misunderstanding or absurd, the success on your CV may not matter much.
In this context, we have compiled some sentences that should not come out of your mouth during a job interview.
1. What exactly do you do here?
The first rule of the job interview is to research the company and position you applied for before the meeting. If you enter the meeting with zero information about the company, you will get the impression that your mind is in the air, in the minds of the people sitting in front of you. For this reason, go to a job interview by collecting information from Linkedin, Instagram, the company's website and social media accounts and doing research.
2. My Last Workplace ...
No matter how lousy your last company was, don't talk badly about your former jobs during your job interview. Try to be neutral and focus on what you have learned in your old workplaces. As we said, even if you quit your previous job badly, it is not a suitable place to scorn the company.
3. We couldn't get along with the boss
Also, be careful not to say bad things about people you have worked with in the past. Because the people interviewing you do not know you and your former boss exactly at that moment, and they can infer that the problem may be with you as well as with the boss. So neutrality is good.
4. Whatever Job I Do
Human resources professionals and employers often want to recruit highly motivated people who are passionate, know what they want, are the ones who they love. "I will do whatever work is." Making a sentence like this is a negative signal. Instead, focus on what you are knowledgeable and successful in, taking into account your past experiences. Describe how you can use your experience in the position you are applying for.
5. I don't have much work experience, but…
This is one of the common mistakes made by recent graduates or career changers. When you ask for forgiveness for experience you do not have, you are clearly sending the message "I am not suitable for this job." So instead of focusing on your weaknesses, keep a positive tone. Focus on what you are successful in and explain how you can put your current skills into the business.
6. Everything Is Written On My Resume
When you are asked a question, "Everything is written on your CV." Do not give an answer like. You put the interviewers as idiots. Of course, you have a resume in front of these people, they can look there and learn what they want. But the purpose of asking such questions is that they want to learn the matter from your mouth, your words. Communication skills are measured here. Therefore, do not refer to your CV regarding the questions asked to you. Tell me directly. You can also say more than a one-sentence statement on your CV, which is a good thing. By talking, you can explain your problem better.
7. My Biggest Problem is My Perfectionism
Such a sentence does not affect anyone. Because you are a perfectionist, no one will fall at your feet and look at you as a great being. Such a sentence is a cliché and is considered something you prepared for the answer in advance. However, if you are a truly perfectionist person, it would be better to explain this at least with examples. It is up to you what kind of examples you can give, but we advise you: "What I don't like the most is that I am a perfectionist. Don't say something ridiculous like during a job interview.
8. Would you like to see my references?
A job interview is not a romantic date. In the job interview, you “pick up” the other with your skills, experience and knowledge and wait for them to call you for the next meeting. If you mention your references without being asked during the job interview, in a sense, you will throw the ball on the crown, you will give the impression that you are trying to cover your deficiencies with reference. Therefore, do not go into reference matters unless requested from you.
9. Sorry, I'm late.
Don't be delayed. That is clear.
10. Currently I'm Having a Tough Time
People can empathize with you in situations such as divorce, death, financial difficulties. However, do not go into these topics unless you are asked about your private life during the job interview. Because if you are going through a difficult period, this will likely have a negative effect on your performance. Therefore, focus on your professional dimension in job interviews.
11. I Want To Start My Own Business As Soon As Possible
Entrepreneurial spirit is a good thing. In order for a person to talk about his entrepreneurship, he doesn't necessarily need to establish his own company. However, when you apply for a job in a company, these people consider you long-term. In other words, you quit your job within 6 months after you have invested in you, hinders the business of this company. So state it if you are keen to start your own business, but avoid time tokens such as “As soon as…”.
12. In the evening we went to the cinema, from there we went to the bar ...
You can have a colorful or simple life. You can have a very fun circle of friends. But when you go to the job interview, "How is the holiday?" If asked, do not attempt to describe your entire private life. Even if you have applied for a very fun job, do not tell such casual and haphazard things in the first meeting that much. So don't enter "buddy mode" right away.
13. No, I have no questions left
During the job interview, "Do you have any questions?" If asked a question like "No, not." don't say You always have something to ask. If you have no questions to ask, you are not very interested in that job. At least the people sitting in front of you think that way.
14. How is your Promotion System?
Asking such a question indicates arrogance. Thinking about getting promoted before you are hired does not show that you have a long-term mindset, that you care about your job or something. If you still have such a curiosity, you can say for example: “I would like to be permanent in this company. What are the career opportunities at the company? " So, it would be very good to ask your questions in a certain style and to soften your question.
15. How Many Days of Vacation Are There?
If you immediately focus on your interests in the job interview, this will not be well received. Of course you have to think of your own interests, but the job interview is not the place for it. Job interviewers will call you there to meet you and find out what you can contribute to the company. How can you improve the company's finance workflow? What kind of content can you produce for the company? How can you ease the workload in the company? These kinds of things are curious. After failing to meet the demands of you, your demands cease to be of primary importance.
16. I attended a German course for two months
In an article by Heidi Halvorson at the Harvard Business Review, this topic is covered: “When you talk about your experience at the level of detail after telling about your basic education and work history, the weight of the things you said before decreases. Maybe German is required for this job and your application will be welcomed to attend a German course. However, if the position you are applying for has nothing to do with a three-month German knowledge, this type of experience is not considered as a "bonus". Either mention that you speak German fluently, or do not focus on your more important achievements and mention your 2-month German course history. This detail is probably already written on your resume.
17. I'm Stuck Financially These Times
Yes, the coins may have drained. But making such a sentence is not well received by the people sitting in front of you. It makes you think that you are doing this job only for money, that you will quit when you get money elsewhere.
18. What Do You Think of the Salary?
Don't be the first to ask this question. Towards the end of the interview, the person or persons conducting the interview either directly tells the salary or asks your salary expectation. So wait for the employer to raise the salary issue first. When you ask a question about direct salary, you feel that your only motivation is salary.
19. Don't Know How
Saying "I don't know" is a virtue. A person does not have to have an opinion on every subject. However, let's say you were asked whether you have used a computer program used in the company before. If you don't know how to use this program, just "I don't know." Do not be silent by saying. In such a case, the ideal answer would be: "I don't know how to use that program, but I know that there are many videos on YouTube on this topic. I can learn to use the program from there by looking and studying myself. "
20. You Can't Find A Better Suitable Person For This Job Than Me
Self-esteem and unnecessary self-confidence sadden you. Because you do not know the CVs of the other candidates who applied for that job. Such an assertive word will irritate rather than affect the other party. However, you can still put forward your claim with a softer style. "There is no better than me." instead of saying "There is always room to develop and learn, but I have been in my day and night for years on this issue and I think I am in a good point."