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The 5 worst things you can say in an interview for a role in Recruitment.

29/10/2013 by

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The job market is a tough place, there is no denying it. Just getting shortlisted for an interview can seem like a massive feat nowadays. However, when you do get that bite at the apple- Don’t mess it up by saying something you will regret!

“I’ve always wanted to go into recruitment or HR.” That statement is a huge oxymoron; it’s like saying “I want to be a zookeeper or a poacher.” It means you haven’t done your research into the industry and how the different sectors operate.

“I just want any job really.” Terrible thing to say, at least you could pretend to want the job. Stating you just want “any job” implies you don’t really care what the job entails. Also it implies that you have no real motivation to grow this role into a career and its just a job to keep you ticking over.

“My old boss was a muppet, couldn’t stand the man.” Potential employers will side with your existing/ old employer and assume you are going to be difficult to manage. Also bad mouthing a past employer shows a lack of respect and highlights a negative attitude which will always deter a potential employer.

“I’m definitely the best person for the job, I have the relevant experience and the most qualified.” You may indeed be the best candidate for the job, however being over confident isn’t a great quality and will put any interviewer off hiring you.

“Bloody Hell.” Even if your interviewer seems very informal and is swearing like there’s no tomorrow, don’t get lured into the trap. They may be checking to see how good you are at keeping your guard up. What if you were entertaining a client and started swearing? You need to be smart.

Written by Maya Gardiner, Internal Communications Manager

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