Don't Say These in a Job Interview

A recent article in Forbes magazine piqued our interest, as it closely resembled a blog we posted two years ago about things you should not say in a job interview.

The article, entitled "6 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview," was posted on September 21. Written by Elena Lyn Gross, the article shares solid pointers on keeping mum about certain things. These include:

  • I'm not good at working with people
  • I'm so OCD
  • I'm curious about your vacation policy

These are definitely things you shouldn't say. Click here for the three other suggestions.


We know the interview can be an anxious and stressful experience. You can say a thousand things right, but one wrong move and the interview is blown. Here's our original list of things you definitely should not say during an interview:

  • Improper key words

- Stupid
- Lazy
- You know
- Huh?
- I’m down with that
- Useless
- Whatever

  • Bad language
  • "Sorry, I'm late"
  • "What does your company do?"
  • "My old boss was a jerk!"
  • "I was fired"
  • "I'm a perfectionist"
  • "I don't have any questions"
  • "What benefits do you offer?"
  • "How long until I get a promotion?"

It shouldn't be difficult to follow these guidelines. Just accept the fact that you'll be on the receiving end of an endless line of questions. If you walk into the interview prepared, you can make sure you know what right things to say, and you can stop yourself from saying the wrong things.





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