You have a great CV, you have worked for wonderful companies, and now you are on the way to start your new job. Everything seems alright, but, in a moment, you begin to utter words that you are not supposed to say... Even worse, you are not aware of this. The companies may not call you back due to the unprofessional dialogs during an interview. Having an excellent CV or being successful is sometimes not enough to get the job. Here eight things you should never say in a job interview.
“Don’t you have its hard copy?”
If you are head to way to an interview, make a favor to yourself and bring the copy of your CV with you. If the interviewer doesn’t have its copy, it will be a tough situation for you. You could be forced to talk about yourself without your CV, and you might start saying things that you are not supposed to say.
“I really and really want to get this job!”
Yes, this is a perfect feeling. Employers always want to see this desire and emotion. But, there are two ways to say it: One sounds professional and the other doesn’t. You can appear as desperate and hopeless if you say this directly. Instead, you can use phrases that are more effective and trust yourself and your CV. For example, saying “It would be glad to make an interview with you; I hope that we may soon discuss the details about the position,” sounds more professional.
“I have an urgent call. Would you mind if I answered?”
That’s also wrong. Please be sure that you switch your mobile phone off before the interview. If you need not switch off, do not forget to put it in silent mood. Try not to answer the calls. Because the interview is your first step to build your future and it is important.
“When can I start work?”
Just like in the movies, isn’t it? At the end of an interview, the interviewees ask when they can start work. Forget about this scenario. These kinds of phrases may be interpreted by employers as insolent and arrogant attitude. And, well, you can’t even know whether the employer gives a decision about you or not. Avoid these phrases and start to wait after you say a pleasant and polite sentence. For example, saying “I appreciate the interview. I would be glad hear from you back,” is a great option.
“I don’t have any question.”
That you don’t have any questions about the company after your conversation with your interviewer might appear as if you were not interested in the position. But, if you ask a question, the employers can evaluate your interest in the position and knowledge of the company. Even some human resources officials believe that this question is an important one, and it can affect whether you get the job or not. The healthy dialogs help you get the job.
“I am not sure, I suppose...”
Every employer wants to see candidates who are confident. Therefore, you are supposed to answer confidently the questions the interviewer asks you. If you don’t know the answer, you can openly say that you don’t know.
“My former boss was an awful person.”
Forget about it. Give up gossiping and talking immediately about your former boss. First of all, sectors are generally not so huge. What you say can be heard within a short time. Secondly, your new boss might assume that you can tell the same thing about himself in your future interviews. So, just keep calm and hide your ideas about your former boss.
“I move to a new flat, that’s why I need a new job.”
Yes, it might be. But, you don’t need to say this directly to your interviewer. Because the interviewers expect to show desire and interest from the candidates. They think that this desire and interest shouldn’t be connected with these kinds of “excuses”. Although you move to a new flat, we recommend to hiding this information to yourself for a while.