Don’t say this on a job interview

Good candidates ask the right questions during an interview situation.

Are you keen to tell how to succeed in the fight against your enemies and opponents, and how lucky you've been in your life? Even a single word can say a great deal about you, and create the impression that you might not want to give.

Do not destroy a discussion. 

The words you should never say or use during an interview are “luck”, “enemy”, “rejection” “hate” and “but”. 

“But” you say?

Yes, the word is very little inspiring and may destroy your progress in the discussions. Imagine that you say something like “I have a good idea, but…” or “I agree that something needs to be done, but..” 

Exchange the “but” with “and” instead. It will normally provide you with a better sentence and progress. 

To hate is to pollute. 

To hate someone or something is a phrase that very little good comes out of. Everything is not supposed to be rose-red all the time, but to hate serves only to pollute you and create a bad impression. Additionally, enemies is a word that should be left out of a job interview. Enemies are opponents fighting a war killing each other. In business it’s now all about doing things better than others and not killing them. 

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No one has bad luck

If you say that the mistake "was just bad luck,” it may seem like you are trying to cover up a mistake that was committed. If you think it was luck that brought you to where you are, you undermine your own success.

It was the events and the efforts that took you to where you are now. Not luck.

The word "rejection" is a word you should also wipe from the vocabulary.

Instead of resorting to a word that automatically makes you appear to be a failure when the needs of others do not match yours, try either to change the way you approach the topic, research the question or the person.

The human being behind the application

Nobody should hate something. It is better to focus on what you want to do with the new job rather than trying to focus on what you do not like. No one wants negative employees with a focus on the issues.

If someone has been called in for an interview, it is believed that the person is seen as qualified for the job.

An interview is a “medium” intended to bring out the personal characteristics; the human being behind the application. You have to show that this is the dream job that finally showed up, and that the job matches your values. You have to be genuinely interested, yes, any burning interest in the tasks the position is intended.

Can you answer the job applicant?

An employer looking for employees should of course also be prepared to answer questions from a job applicant. An ill-prepared interview can result in the hottest candidate disappearing out the door for the first and last time.


To ask whether the candidate "has a few questions to us" is the closest to a waste. Good candidates are asking smart questions because they analyze you, and considering whether to work in the business or not.

He believes there are five questions the best candidates should ask during a job interview:

New hires will get you started

"What do you expect of me the first 60 to 90 days?"

Good candidates will get you started and not wasting days and weeks to learn the business. They will provide, and make a difference, as soon as possible.

"What are the characteristics of the best workers with you?"

A new employee with visions of his new career will know if he or she fits in among your colleagues, and also to be among the best in the business.

"What is it that really delivers results for your business?"

Job applicants want to know what really gives results for the business, and would like to be able to help with just that in order to achieve their own success.

New hires want to fit in.

"What do the staff do during their spare time?"

This is a difficult question, unless your business is quite small. But the point of the job interview is to find out wether he or she fits in. He or she may have more options and will choose a workplace where one has the greatest number of common interests with your colleagues.

"What are you going to do with this...?"

If  you run a new bicycle repair shop and are looking for employees, and the candidate ask what is the strategy to take up the competition with the other workshops in the immediate vicinity, you should have a good reply.

A job applicant will not only know what you are thinking, but also what you want to do with the challenge.

It’s okay to be nervous

"This is great, you should have a focus on their strengths and what you are good at. Before the interview put yourself into the business and the work tasks that are associated with the position.

And should you be nervous, as a rule, that's fine.

Even one that usually is outgoing and has a humorous tone, may be nervous in an interview situation. It is, of course, not so good if you are looking to fill a salesman-position, but for most people it's okay to say that one is nervous.

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