Landing an interview may feel like a huge success, especially if you’ve been searching for a job for quite some time. It’s normal to get nervous during an interview and fear you’d blurt out a remark that might cost you the job. Interview killers may weaken your chances of proving that you are the right candidate for the position. In order to avoid saying the wrong things, our HR department at Akhtaboot shares with you a few things that you should never say during a job interview:
“How much does this job pay?”
You’ll only ruin your chances of getting the job if you ask about the pay way too early in the interview process. Asking about the salary before you were approached with an offer can send the message that you’ve already assumed you’ve got the position, and all you care about is the money. During the early stages of the interview process, you must show the interviewer that you want the job in order to gain experience, and not only for material purposes.
“I didn’t like my last boss”
It’s very important to avoid speaking negatively about your former boss during an interview. Complaining about your last boss will make the interviewer question if you were the one who was difficult to work with and why you had a shaky relationship with your boss in the first place. Badmouthing your boss or company, will give the impression that you are unprofessional, bitter, and negative.
“I know I don’t have much experience…..”
Even if you don’t have any previous work experience, do not make the mistake of mentioning it during the interview. If you’re going to emphasize on the fact that you don’t have much experience, you’re only going to give the impression that you’re not a great hire. Make sure that you don’t draw attention to any of your weaknesses.
“No, I won’t….”
Sometimes, as an employee, you might be asked by your superior to work overtime or take up a task that is completely new to you. If an interviewer asks you if you have any problem with additional work, its very important that you don’t reply with an out bursting “No”. An interviewer wants to see that you will make a flexible and dedicated employee, and by refusing to take up any possible challenges at work, you will weaken your chances of getting the job.
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