Interview no-no’s

January 19, 2021 4:45 pm Published by

About to go for a big interview and worried you’ll say the wrong thing? Well here are some things you absolutely shouldn’t say in your interview.

  • “It’s in my CV”

If you’re asked about something already mentioned in your interview, presume they’ve read it but are asking for more information. They’re assessing your communication skills too – so don’t point them to a line in your CV.

  • “I think outside the box”

Avoid buzzwords and empty cliches. Your interviewer is looking for specific examples of your skills, so have some ready to offer them.

  • “What do you do here?”

It’s great to have questions, but not one’s that show your lack of interest and research. Do your homework and if you can, speak to an employee about the company so you can show how interested you are in the job.

  • “My last boss was a nightmare”

Don’t talk down about your last company or bosses as it may reflect poorly on you. Instead focus on how you solved issues and what you’ve learned.

  • “Perfectionism is my biggest weakness”

The interviewer wants insight into your working style so think of an answer that genuinely helps them know how you work and areas you are working on improving. Follow us on LinkedIn for more content like this! Or browse the other content we have here. Or you can follow us on Twitter for updates everything JMC. @jmclegal

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Jason Connolly set up JMC Legal Recruitment in 2016 when he was still in his 20s. JMC Legal quickly established itself as one of the big players in the industry and Jason has also become a well-known fixture in the press, offering advice and support.

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