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Things you should not say in an Interview

Keeping a few dos and don’ts in your mind gives you a great chance to nail job interviews. Here's a list of things you should not say during a job interview.

Mental Health By Himanshu SharmaAug 12, 2014

Beware of Interview Spoilers

Keeping a few dos and don’ts in your mind gives you a great chance to nail job interviews. Most interviewers form their opinion of you by observing the way you talk, not how correctly you talk. As it turns out, some words weigh more than you think. If you’ve just been hit with one of the brainteaser questions, don’t say something that could destroy all your hopes of landing that job. (Image source:Gettyimages)

"I'm Really Nervous."

Nobody has a job for someone who has no confidence. Even if you're more nervous than you've ever been, don’t be honest this time and say ‘I’m so nervous’. To make it, you have to fake it. (Image source:Gettyimages)

"Sorry I'm late."

Nobody wants to hire someone who is not punctual. Even if you are late for an interview, never say ‘Sorry, I’m late’ and give your reasons. No interviewer wants to hear stories and apologetic words. (Image source:Gettyimages)

“Pardon me; I have to take this Call.”

No matter how important your phone call is, it is not OK to pick it and interviewers find it disrespectful. "I'll just take this call" is a big mistake many candidates make. It is an interview-killer that takes you out of the competition. (Image source:Gettyimages)

“I Work Hard."

Sometimes “I am a hard worker", “I care too much” or “I am dedicated” can be turn-offs for the interviewers. Rather than boasting about yourself, tell them an instance where your dedication was highlighted.  (Image source:Gettyimages)

"My Previous Employer was Horrible."

Speaking badly about someone reflects on your character, and also doing so is unprofessional. If you feel that they have treated you unfairly, it is not the right place to speak out the anger. Just keep it in. (Image source:Gettyimages)

"I really Need this Job!"

Yes, you need the job. That’s the reason you are appearing for it. Don’t sound desperate. Don’t cite your reasons for needing the job. It is a sign of weakness and they are seeking a candidate, not a needy. (Image source:Gettyimages)

“Is there a Dress Code?”

"Do I really have to wear that uniform?" is a wrong question to ask an interviewer. Think from an interviewer’s point of view. Do you think he/she enjoys wearing that white-black everyday to work? They will not appreciate you asking about it. (Image source:Gettyimages)

"Why is Project X in Doldrums and not Churning Revenue. I am Curious to Know."

Don’t play the interviewer; your smartness can play a spoilsport in an interview that you have almost nailed. It is good that you have prepared for the interview and have all the know-how of the organization. If you are smart, you’ll talk smartly. (Image source:Gettyimages)

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