Looking To Advance? Don’t Say This In An Interview

April 12, 2016

If you’re on a look out to advance your career, then avoid saying the following in your coming interview:

1. “I hated my previous manager.”

You would probably turn your interview into evil incident, in case you tend to speak bad about your previous employers, bosses or colleagues. You will instantly be hooked as not capable to work with others, unloyal and undeveloped – which are not going to place you on the next level of your career.

Don’t be a victim of trap by viciousness when you are asked regarding potentially bad experience. Instead, place yourself in a positive light and highlight what knowledge you gained from your past experiences.

2. “I see this company tripling its revenue under my guidance.” 

Don’t commit the crime of highlighting an apparition for your post or the organization that does not line up with the recent firm culture or mission. In fact, it’s good to come up with sturdy thoughts, in case they are short of the needed research or understanding of the firm, you’re likely to be approved over the position.

3. “I’ve won three national awards.”

Obstinate to famous belief, recruiters do not wish to hear about your personal accomplishments. They desire to hear what you can do for the organization. In order to avoid seeming like you’re reading your resume precisely, inform your employer about your former experiences by providing additional information as in how you can straight away benefit the firm due to your achievements.

4. “I really don’t have any weaknesses.”

Everyone does possess an inadequacy. Overlooking yours will only cause your employer roll their retinas. In case you are asked to talk about your weaknesses, opt for a quality to share that is not essential to the position you are opting for.

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