20 outrageous phrases to never say in a job interview

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking. You want to make a good impression on the interviewer, but you don’t want to say anything that will ruin your chances of getting the job. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 things not to say in a job interview. Avoiding these phrases will help you come across as confident and qualified!

20 things not to say in a job interview:

1. “I’m not really sure what I’m looking for.”

The interviewer will think you’re uninterested in the position or that you’re not taking the interview seriously. Be clear about why you are interested in the job and what qualifications you have to offer.

2. “I’m a perfectionist.”

This phrase can make you sound like you’re difficult to work with. The interviewer may think that you’ll be nit-picky about every little detail on the job.

3. “I’m not sure I have the experience for this job.”

If you’re unsure if you have the experience for the job, do some research on the position and see if there are any related skills or experiences that you can mention.

4. “I’m not sure I can do this.”

Don’t be afraid to say that you’re unsure of something, but don’t make it sound like you think you can’t do the job. The interviewer will likely want to know what your reservations are and if you’re willing to learn new things.

5. ” How much does this job pay?”

Wait until you have been offered the job to discuss salary. The interviewer will think that you are more interested in the money than in the position itself.

6. “I don’t have any weakness.”

Everyone has weaknesses. Interviewers want to know that you are aware of your shortcomings and that you are working on improving them.

7. “I’m a hard worker.”

The interviewer may think that you’re not willing to take direction or that you’ll be difficult to manage. Be honest about the amount of work you’re willing to put in, but also make it clear that you’re open to taking feedback and direction.

8. “I’m really busy right now.”

While it’s important to be upfront about your current commitments, don’t let them overshadow your interest in the job. Let the interviewer know that even though you’re busy, you’re still interested in hearing more about the position.

9. “This isn’t really my type of job.”

Even if you’re not interested in the position, be polite and don’t say anything negative about the company or the job. The interviewer may think that you’re not a good fit for the team.

10. “I’m looking for a job where I can sit at my desk all day.”

The interviewer will think that you’re not willing to do any physical work or that you’re not open to new challenges. Be honest about your interests and qualifications, but also make it clear that you’re willing to try new things.

11. “I’ll have to check with my boss/wife/dog before I can agree to anything.”

The interviewer will think that you’re not interested in the position or that you’re not able to make decisions on your own. Be clear about your availability and willingness to take the job if offered.

12. “You’ll regret if you don’t hire me.”

The interviewer will think that you’re not confident in your own qualifications or that you’re desperate for a job. Stay positive and focus on why you would be the perfect candidate for the position.

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13. “Can I bring my friend/mom/pet with me to the interview?”

The interviewer will think that you’re not serious about getting the job or that you’re not able to take direction. Only bring people with you to the interview if they are specifically mentioned in the invitation.

14. “This is my first job interview.”

The interviewer will think that you’re inexperienced or unqualified for the position. Make sure to do your research on the company and the job before you go in for the interview.

15. “I’m really nervous.”

The interviewer will think that you’re not confident in your own qualifications or that you’re desperate for a job. Stay positive and focus on why you would be the perfect candidate for the position.

16. “Can I wear dress pants/a skirt/a suit?”

The interviewer will think that you’re not familiar with their workplace culture or that you’re not willing to make an effort to fit in. Dress appropriately for the type of job you are interviewing for.

17. “I’m looking for a job where I can sit at my desk all day.”

The interviewer will think that you’re not willing to do any physical work or that you’re not open to new challenges. Be honest about your interests and qualifications, but also make it clear that you’re willing to try new things.

18. “What are your hours?”

Wait until you have been offered the job before discussing the salary. The interviewer will think that you are more interested in the money than in the position itself.

19. “I don’t have any questions.”

The interviewer will think that you’re not interested in the position or that you’re not paying attention. Come prepared with a few questions about the company, the team, or the job itself.

20. “Do I need to bring anything?”

The interviewer will think that you’re not serious about getting the job or that you’re not paying attention. Come prepared with a few questions about the company, the team, or the job itself.

The interview is your opportunity to sell yourself to the company. Make sure that you’re prepared for any question and stay positive and focused on why you would be the perfect candidate for the job. Show genuine interest in the position and thank the interviewer for their time. Good luck!

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