It’s becoming increasingly difficult to get into the job market, which is why it’s so important to make sure your interview is successful. Here are a few things you should avoid saying in your interview – memorise them.

1"My apologies for being late." You should never under any circumstances be late for an interview. It’s unprofessional and tells your potential employer that you have no regard for punctuality.

2 "Tell me about your leave policy." Don’t ask about the leave policy until you’ve been hired.

3 "Sorry, I have to take this call." It’s never okay to take phone calls or reply to text messages while you’re in an interview. Your phone should be off.

4The answer to “where do you see yourself in five years” is never “doing your job”. Rather talk about what you would like to have gained such as skills and responsibility.

5 "I hated my last job." Never speak badly about previous jobs as it shows unprofessionalism. Besides, it’s never good to burn bridges.

6 "You provide plumbing? So you don’t make cell phones?” Your lack of research will see your CV being thrown straight into the bin.

7 When the employer asks, “What do you think you’ll enjoy most about this job?” neversay “the salary, the long lunches and the longer leave”.

Previous interview unsuccessful? Hopefully these tips will help you with your next one. Go to Careers24.com now to start the hunt and make the change.

 

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