3 Things Never to Say in a Job Interview

Posted by Neeraj Sharma on April 2nd, 2021

The role of a job interview is to decide whether a person is fit for the job or not.Since it’s generally the last stage of the hiring process, the interviewers always ask pointed question to best judge whether you are the right candidate for the vacant position. These questions judge your education as well as personality. Many candidates get rejected in the job interviews not because they are not qualified, but because their personality doesn’t seem right for the job. This is why it is suggested toonly answer when asked to and speak only what is necessary.And there are certain things you should never say in an interview if you want to get the job. Here are 3 things you should never say in a job interview:

“I don’t like my current job/company”

To put it simply, this is rude to say to anyone.As a professional, you are expected to be loyal to the company. If you badmouth your current company in a job interview, you come off as a bitter person. This also means that if you get selectednow and you later want to change the job, you will badmouth this company to your future employee. No one wants to hire a person who talks rudely about their company or job. Never talk negatively about your company or job in an interview.

“It’s on my resume”

At some point, you will feel that why is the interviewer asking about things that are already mentioned in your resume? Didn’t they read it? At the end of the day,a resume is a formal document. The company will be hiring you, not your resume. Moreover, many people often make false claims or exaggerate certain aspects. The interviewers ask these questions to ensure the personality on the resume meets the personality across the table. So never say “it’s on my resume” when they ask something obviously mentioned in yourresume.

“What does the company do?”

It is you who need the job. If you are going for an interview, it’s expected of you to know what the company does.It’s okay if you don’t know everything about the company. You can certainly ask for more details from the interviewer, but never go unprepared that you have no idea what the company, you are interviewing for, does.This is unprofessional. A surprising number of people have no idea in most cases. You can actually get an edge over them in the interview if you know what the company does.

Getting a job is not an easy task and it will take time. Be patient and always do research before sitting for an interview. If you are looking for a job, you can create a profile at IFFCO Yuva for free and start looking for your favourite. The goal of Mr U.S. Awasthi, MD of IFFCO Yuva,is to make job hunting easier, convenient, and affordable.

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