Avoid making these job interview blunders — they will likely knock you out of consideration immediately.
By Rachel Gillett,Áine Cain, Business Insider
- Some job interview errors are a bigger deal than others.
- Do your research and adopt a confident mindset in order to boost your chances of succeeding.
- But, whatever you do, don't make mistakes like cursing, dissing the company, and asking weird personal questions.
[post_ads]Nobody's perfect. You could be pro at job interviews, but there's always a chance you'll say something a bit off.
That won't necessarily sink your candidacy, though. Your qualifications and endearing personality might just carry you over.
That is, unless you say something so bad that you completely wreck your chances.
Click through to see a few interview faux pas that could automatically disqualify you, unless you're really lucky:
'WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?'
'ARE YOU MARRIED?/ARE YOU PREGNANT?/ETC.'
'S---,' 'B----,' 'F---, ' ETC.
'I WANT YOUR JOB'
'THIS ISN'T MY TOP CHOICE'
The same thing goes for interviewing with your second choice. You may have a dream job in the wings that you're waiting to hear back from, but don't make the interviewer feel like you don't value their organization.
'I'D BETTER GET THIS JOB, OR...'
'IF I DON'T GET THIS JOB, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'LL DO'
'DO YOU WANT TO GRAB DINNER SOMETIME?' OR 'WOW, YOU HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SMILE'
I'll say it again - don't flirt with your interviewer. This inappropriate tactic is probably going to end badly.
'WHAT JOB AM I INTERVIEWING FOR?'
'I KNOW I'M NOT THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON, BUT...'
Clearly, the interviewer thinks you're qualified enough to talk to. So stop with the self-deprecation. It's not refreshing. It makes you sound like a sad sack.
'I HATED MY LAST BOSS'
Jacquelyn Smith contributed to a previous version of this post.
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