Skip to comments.7 Things Not to Say During a Job Interview
Posted on 05/22/2011 1:48:29 PM PDT by george76
When interviewing for a job, we all want to put our best foot forward, but sometimes we end up putting it in our mouths instead. Even though you may feel comfortable chatting and making small talk with your interviewer, its best to leave some things unsaid.
We checked in with experts to find seven things you should never say during an interview.
1.) Don't Compliment the Interviewer's Appearance in Any Way.
Dont say: I love your skirt!.
2.) Dont Cry.
Dont say: It was the hardest thing I ever went through, and I still break down just thinking about it.
Crying the first time you meet might lead the interviewer to think youre unstable.
3.) Don't Talk About Illnesses Unless Theyre Relevant.
Dont say: My back is killing me, and this time of year is rough on my asthma.
7.) Dont Say You Were Fired.
Dont say: At my last job, I got canned.
Even if you were fired you just dont want to use that word,
(Excerpt) Read more at foxbusiness.com ...
“You guys don’t have . . like a . . drug test or anything do ya?”
“The boss might have fired my ass but I kicked his . . hard”
“Does your medical plan cover sex-change operations?”
“My friends at the bar said this might be a nice place to work because it’s so close and all.”
“I voted for Obama.”
“Make it snappy, fatso, I’m in a hurry.”
“Is after-hours sex with the janitorial staff frowned on at this establishment?”
“Can you sign a paper for me stating I was here looking for a job? It’s for my parole officer and I have to make a stab at getting back into society”.
“Can we reschedule the follow-up interview, I have an appointment at the tattoo parlor on that day.”
don’t ask where the management bathroom is...(Castanza)
“Do you press charges?”
From a “Late Night” Top Ten list.
What’s the overtime pay?
I had a guy cry in 2001, I was asked to help interview him... It was terrible and I felt sorry for him. I had asked him about a mutual aquaintance (alive and well, nothing wrong!). He didn’t get the job. It wasn’t only because of that, but still...
How many times can I be late to work before I get fired?
Also, don’t reveal ...
“I was president of the U.S.A. from 2009 to 2012.”
“I was president of the U.S.A. from 2009 to 2011.”
“I was vice-president of the U.S.A.”
“My position at the last company was job interviewer.”
My last boss tried to send me to Anger Management and that really pi$$ed me off.