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Job Interview Tips

You got the interview… now here’s what NOT to say!

  • Negative comments about your current or past employers and co-workers.
  • Requests for special hours or equipment unless you have a handicap that necessitates special accommodations.
  • Avoid initiating salary discussions or making demands in the early interview stages.
  • Asking about vacation days, sick days or holidays.
  • Don’t give a list of the things you won’t do.
  • Asking, “What is it your company does again?”
  • “I don’t know, I just saw your ad and I thought I’d give this a try.”
  • “I don’t have any negative points.”
  • Avoid argumentative statements.
  • No whining or complaining.
  • Do not make dishonest or misleading statements.
  • It goes without saying that slang and expletives should not be used.
  • Derogatory remarks about a particular gender, race or nationality are out of line.