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7 Things Not to Say During a Job Interview
FOX Business ^ | March 18, 2011 | Kathryn Elizabeth Tuggle

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, it’s 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.

Don’t say: “I love your skirt!”.

2.) Don’t Cry.

Don’t 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 you’re unstable.

3.) Don't Talk About Illnesses Unless They’re Relevant.

Don’t say: “My back is killing me, and this time of year is rough on my asthma.”

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7.) Don’t Say You Were Fired.

Don’t say: “At my last job, I got canned.”

“Even if you were fired you just don’t want to use that word,”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: interview; job; jobinterview; jobinterviews; s
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1 posted on 05/22/2011 1:48:30 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

“You guys don’t have . . like a . . drug test or anything do ya?”


2 posted on 05/22/2011 1:50:41 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Don't call them zombies. They prefer to be called Zombie-Americans.)
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To: george76

“The boss might have fired my ass but I kicked his . . hard”


3 posted on 05/22/2011 1:51:36 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Don't call them zombies. They prefer to be called Zombie-Americans.)
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To: BipolarBob

lol


4 posted on 05/22/2011 1:52:30 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: george76

“Does your medical plan cover sex-change operations?”


5 posted on 05/22/2011 1:52:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


6 posted on 05/22/2011 1:53:44 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: george76

“My friends at the bar said this might be a nice place to work because it’s so close and all.”


7 posted on 05/22/2011 1:53:49 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Don't call them zombies. They prefer to be called Zombie-Americans.)
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To: george76
Wow! Are those implants or the really McCoy? GGGGOOOLLLYYY!!!!
8 posted on 05/22/2011 1:54:40 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: george76

“I voted for Obama.”


9 posted on 05/22/2011 1:55:08 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: george76

“Make it snappy, fatso, I’m in a hurry.”


10 posted on 05/22/2011 1:55:12 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: george76

“Is after-hours sex with the janitorial staff frowned on at this establishment?”


11 posted on 05/22/2011 1:55:17 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: george76

“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”.


12 posted on 05/22/2011 1:56:01 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Don't call them zombies. They prefer to be called Zombie-Americans.)
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To: george76

“Can we reschedule the follow-up interview, I have an appointment at the tattoo parlor on that day.”


13 posted on 05/22/2011 1:56:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76

don’t ask where the management bathroom is...(Castanza)


14 posted on 05/22/2011 1:56:16 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: george76

“Do you press charges?”

From a “Late Night” Top Ten list.


15 posted on 05/22/2011 1:57:10 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: george76

What’s the overtime pay?


16 posted on 05/22/2011 1:57:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: george76

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...


17 posted on 05/22/2011 1:58:17 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: george76

How many times can I be late to work before I get fired?


18 posted on 05/22/2011 1:58:25 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: All

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.”


19 posted on 05/22/2011 1:59:10 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell
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To: george76

My last boss tried to send me to Anger Management and that really pi$$ed me off.


20 posted on 05/22/2011 2:00:07 PM PDT by Bob
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To: All

Also, if the job is in the financial sector, you might want to leave out

Finance Ministry senior advisor, Athens, Greece. 2008-2010


21 posted on 05/22/2011 2:01:17 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell
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To: george76

Things TO say in a job interview:

(I’ve seen this done twice and it worked both times.)

“Hello. I’d like you to meet my attorney. He’s here to insure that my equal employment rights are not violated.”

In both cases, the response from the HR Manager was “When can (s)he start?”

Of course, you need to be black or a post-op transsexual for best results.


22 posted on 05/22/2011 2:01:30 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: george76

And don’t bring a beer.


23 posted on 05/22/2011 2:02:56 PM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: george76

I am a lifetime member of National Geographic and NAMBLA.


24 posted on 05/22/2011 2:03:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: george76

“Do you like movies about gladiators?”


25 posted on 05/22/2011 2:03:09 PM PDT by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: george76

I’m sorry, I’d really like to shake your hand but the hepatitis and the tuberculosis are still contagious.


26 posted on 05/22/2011 2:03:44 PM PDT by JPG (The real reason Huck quit? Fear of grizzly bears.)
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To: george76

Only seven?


27 posted on 05/22/2011 2:04:08 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (r e p e n t o r b e s a d)
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To: george76

Having facial piercings won’t help, either.


28 posted on 05/22/2011 2:04:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All

Unless it’s a law firm, don’t reveal that you are Lucifer.


29 posted on 05/22/2011 2:05:04 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell
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To: dfwgator

“I hate to admit it, but I voted for Obama”!!!

Depending on where and to whom it was said, you would never, ever get the job.


30 posted on 05/22/2011 2:05:04 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Borax Queen

Had a day long interview out-of-state with Exxon in college. Interviews with all of the divisons, etc. At the end of it all when they asked where you think you might fit in -

Don’t say the smallest, most specialized division in the entire company - that already has all three spots filled! (That being said, glad I didn’t go work there!)


31 posted on 05/22/2011 2:05:30 PM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: george76

Nice family photo, does your wife have a facebook account?


32 posted on 05/22/2011 2:05:35 PM PDT by New Perspective (My 7 yr old son has Down Syndrome, are you going to kill him too Obama?)
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To: george76

Do you have Twinkies in the vending machine?


33 posted on 05/22/2011 2:05:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: george76

“Are there any hot single women who work here? Do you have a daughter and is she hot?”


34 posted on 05/22/2011 2:07:04 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: samtheman; Gamecock

LOL!


35 posted on 05/22/2011 2:07:16 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: from occupied ga

My skin problem is not contagious, I swear!


36 posted on 05/22/2011 2:07:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: george76

“One of these days, I’m going to have YOUR job”;)


37 posted on 05/22/2011 2:08:02 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: george76

Which is your favorite Judas Priest album?


38 posted on 05/22/2011 2:08:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: from occupied ga

Especially if it is in a 24 oz can and warm. Stick with bottles that need a church key. No twisty tops.


39 posted on 05/22/2011 2:09:54 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: george76

“Will you hold my beer for a sec...”


40 posted on 05/22/2011 2:10:06 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: george76

I’m wiccan and can I get all the equinoxes and solstices off?


41 posted on 05/22/2011 2:10:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: george76
"fo shizzle ma nizzle!"
42 posted on 05/22/2011 2:10:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: george76

“8) Here’s my facebook address...”

Srsly not kidding.


43 posted on 05/22/2011 2:12:06 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: george76

What one of my accomplishments? Well, I was never convicted.


44 posted on 05/22/2011 2:12:26 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: little jeremiah

Don’t ask the interviewer, “Is it just me, or do you also hear that high pitched squealing?”


45 posted on 05/22/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: george76

“Does this job require a REAL birth certificate?”


46 posted on 05/22/2011 2:14:54 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Revolting cat!
Which is your favorite Judas Priest album?

Actually, with me as your interviewer, that would add points to your score. (and my answer would be "Defenders of the Faith")

47 posted on 05/22/2011 2:15:16 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: All

A relative of a friend asked the interviewer at the end of the interview “ so! When are you due? You must be excited! “

- and you know where this is going. She was not pregnant.


48 posted on 05/22/2011 2:15:59 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: from occupied ga
And don’t bring a beer.

What if it's premium home brew and I bring enough to share?

49 posted on 05/22/2011 2:16:35 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: george76

ping


50 posted on 05/22/2011 2:17:20 PM PDT by dalebert
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