What Not to Say in a Job Interview

What Not to Say in a Job Interview

30th August 2023

Job interviews can be intimidating. The pressure to present yourself as the perfect candidate often leads to nervous slip-ups that can hinder your chances of getting hired.

In this blog post, we’ll explore what not to say in a job interview.

Instead of focusing on what you lack, highlight your relevant skills and experience that align with the job requirements.

1. Don’t speak negatively about your previous boss and/or company.

Speaking badly about a previous employer will reflect poorly on you. It’s important to focus on the positive and share what you learned from the experience, no matter how difficult it was.

2. Don’t ask “What is a typical day like?”

Asking this question shows that you haven’t done your research on the company and the role. Before an interview, research the company’s website and speak with a recruiter to gather information.

3. Don’t give overly prideful responses.

It’s important to be proud of your accomplishments but avoid being boastful or arrogant when discussing them in an interview.

4. Don’t say “I know I don’t have all the experience or skills you want, but I can still do the job.”

Instead of focusing on what you lack, highlight your relevant skills and experience that align with the job requirements.

5. Don’t say “I already addressed that in my CV.”

Even if it’s on your resume, be prepared to discuss any details an interviewer may ask about. They want to hear information directly from you, not just read it off of your CV.

In conclusion, words hold power during job interviews, so it’s important to carefully choose them thoughtfully in order to showcase your skills, attitude, and potential impact effectively. Avoid verbal pitfalls by focusing on the positive aspects of past experiences and highlighting relevant skills and accomplishments confidently without being overconfident or dismissive towards interviewer questions. Remember that every conversation is an opportunity for you to show why you are the best candidate for the position!


Finally, if you’re looking to find your dream job or are looking for more interview tips. PE Global are here to help so please get in touch and upload your CV or email queries@peglobal.net.

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