10 Things You Never Want to Say on Interviews!
– “I’m a ‘Jack of all trades, master of none.'” They wanted an Operations Manager.
– “Whatever is available,” didn’t really qualify for you for anything!
– “You get what you pay for” told to a retail recruiter for a district manager position when asked a candidate’s salary requirement.
– “I can learn anything.” Companies aren’t paying for what you can learn just for what you know!
– “Your job!” will not impress anyone when they ask where you want to be in 5 years.
– “I’m a workaholic” is an archaic, trite answer to the greatest weakness question. Employers will roll their eyes.
– “I don’t take well to being micro-managed,” while understandable, may telegraph that you resent authority when you are asked about what you prefer in a boss.
– “I’m seeking opportunity for advancement,” is an empty response when asked why you want to want to work for a company. Employers don’t pay to fulfill your goals!
– “Better opportunity, more money, less travel” are all red flags if asked why you left your last jobs because the employers will believe you’ll abandon them for the highest dollar.
– “Nothing special about my performance; I just did my job.” Remember employers can find many qualified folks but he who excels is he who outperforms. This is no time for modesty.
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