Staffing Insurance: What Not To Say During an Interview
Due to the very competitive nature of America’s job market, what you don’t say during an interview is as important as what you do say. Unfortunately every spoken comment and remark, intentional or not will be heavily scrutinized. It is very imperative to think before you speak; any poor response or negative comment may lead an employer to automatically exclude you as a potential employee. When companies are searching for prospective employees they are given a surplus of resumes and eventually have to weed out the ones that they deem to be unfit for the position. For the individuals whose resumes were chosen are given an opportunity to have an interview. These job seekers need to take advantage of this interview and prepare and practice prior to the meeting. Here are a few what not to say during a job interview.
- Do not be discourteous and always act in a professional manner. Interviewers are skilled to recognize and predict the type of person and employee you are by the way you interact with others throughout the interview. Act in a polite manner and say your “please” and “thank you.” Refrain from the use of profanity and always use proper English grammar.
- Do not throw anyone under the bus. Keep your personal issues and opinions to yourself. If you left on a bad note with your previous boss or co-work, do not speak negatively about them. Speaking about others with ill remarks will make you seem unprofessional and your potential employer might assume that you would do the same with their company. Instead of bad mouthing them, simply explain how you were able to deal with the adversities.
- Do not ask what/who the company is. Employers expect you to have already done a sufficient amount of research prior to the interview. If you do have any questions regarding the company, ask them to elaborate on something you read on their website.
- Do not highlight your weaknesses. Be positive and confident in your knowledge and skills. Always focus on your strengths and the way your skills will be beneficial to the company.
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