What to Avoid Saying During an Interview
Today, we’ll tell you what to avoid saying during an interview so you can increase your chances of getting hired.

What to Avoid Saying During an Interview

When you’re having an interview, you are armed with only your words. It’s important to choose your words wisely because you want to paint yourself to be as desirable a candidate for the job position as possible. Unfortunately, saying the wrong things will have an adverse effect on people, making you less desirable as a job applicant. Today, we’ll tell you what to avoid saying during an interview so you can increase your chances of getting hired.

Don’t Talk Badly About Past Employers

When you talk badly about an employer, it tends to make you look bad, not your employer. It gives people the impression that working with you could be rather difficult. People might also think that, if you ever leave their company, you’ll be talking badly about them next. Instead, you’ll want to talk about how past experiences have helped get you ready to take on this new role.

Don’t Jump Straight Into Discussing Salary & Benefits

While salary and benefits are both worth discussing during a job interview, it’s typically not the first talking point to bring up. This gives people the idea that you’re more interested in what they can do for you rather than what you can do for them. Your interviewer should bring these topics up on their own. Even if they don’t, you still want to wait until a later point in your interview to discuss these points.

Don’t Bring Up Weaknesses Unnecessarily

There’s nothing wrong with expressing a little humility. It’s a respectable characteristic for any person to have. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should undersell yourself. Remember, you’re trying to convince a company to hire you. That means you have to show them why you’re a desirable candidate. Focus on the strengths you can offer to the company. If you’re lacking certain skills, express a desire to learn these skills so you can be a bigger asset to the company you’re considering.

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