To make sure that you don't ruin your own chances by saying the wrong thing in an interview, Fusion People have put together a few tips about the things you MUST AVOID when you are in an interview or conference.
What Not To Say In An Interview...
- One word answers. Avoid just saying yes or no and be sure to extend your response. Replying with one word will show a lack of interest and enthusiasm.
- Avoid being negative. Avoid being negative at all costs. Try and turn a negative situation into a positive one and don’t degrade others because you were unhappy about something in your previous job.
- “I don’t know”. Always, always, always have an answer to everything. If you don’t understand the question, ask the interviewee to say it again. Never respond with I don’t know as it shows that you are uninterested.
- Avoid using the words 'like' and 'um'. Using words such as 'like' and 'um' will not only show a lack of confidence but also an incapability to communicate
These are just a few pointers that everyone should understand so that they don't reduce their own chance of getting the job. Make these examples something you will always remember.