In any interview your main objective is to convince the employer why you are the right person for the job. You have to prove that you are having the right skills, personality and the drive to make things happen in your new avatar. You should never say the following:
1. “Oh, I feel nervous.”
Even if you’re more nervous than you’ve ever been, no company wants to appoint someone who lacks self-confidence. In this case only remember “honesty is not the best policy”.
2. “I’ll do whatever.”
When you say something like, “I don’t care what jobs you have, I’ll do anything!” that’s a big mistake. Target your search to a specific role in the company, and explain why it’s exactly what you’re looking for.
3. “Sir,I know I don’t have much experience, but...”
This mistake is very easy to make, especially if you’re a recent grad or career changer. When you apologize for experience you’re essentially saying that you’re not quite the right fit for the job.
4. “Sir, it’s on my resume.”
The interviewer very well knows that it’s on your resume, but if he is asking you about a particular job or experience, you have to tell him more beyond a written word.
5. “Perfectionism is my greatest weakness.”
This does not reveal your true insight into your work style or personality. Try a more genuine response.
6. Use of word “Like”
Filler words“like” and “um” may indicate lack of confidence.
7. “How much vacation do I get?”
Remember the employer is more interested in knowing what you can do for them. What can you do to improve the business processes, develop the organization.
8. “No Sir I don’t have any questions.”
Not having any questions for the interviewer communicates that you’re not interested enough to learn any more.
9. “I’d like to start my own business as early as possible.”
Employers are interested in appointing people who are going to be around for a while, and if there’s any suspicion that you’re just going to collect your first month paycheck and is waiting for your own thing, your chances of getting selected are less.
10. “Would you like to see my references?”
Offering up your references too soon may hint you are desperate.
11. “When will you inform me?”
Looking interested is good, but looking too much interested makes you less desirable.