My parents used to tell me all the time to keep my big mouth shut. You’ve heard the euphemisms like “Don’t spill the beans” or “Loose lips sink ships”; well it is all true for a reason. Granted we are social beings, but when you want to get something like a job you need to squash that socail butterfly, think carefully of what is being asked and then respond in a like manner. According to Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author; people are just not getting the message.
“Aside from submitting a resume full of typos, the quickest way to be eliminated from consideration for a new job is making an avoidable interview blunder — like putting your foot in your mouth.
“Every year we see more surveys and polls come out listing some of the crazy things that candidates do or say in job interviews,” says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of “You Can’t Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work.” “So, it’s very clear that some people still haven’t received the memo: What you say in an interview matters immensely. It’s your audition!”
Hiring managers use the interview to gauge your fit for the job, your creativity, your ability to think on your feet, your emotional intelligence, and your attitude — so it’s important to remember that it’s not just what you say that counts, it’s also how you say it. “Your tone of voice and body language will be watched closely as yet another indicator as to your overall fitness for the job at hand,” says Kerr.
Here are 13 things you should never say in a job interview….”