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What Not to Say During an Interview

By Alexi Calvo | Monster

Acting Cocky Doesn’t Help You

It doesn’t bode well for you to walk into an interview as if you’ve already been hired. In order to impress the interviewer, don’t put down past coworkers or employers. When asked about the internet security policies of their past employer, a candidate was quoted as saying , “Well, it was a stupid policy anyway.” Mentioning that your former employer was dumb in any way doesn’t show how superior you are—what it does do however— is show that you bad mouth people and aren’t a fiercely loyal worker.

Applicants during an interview have been known to ask, “How soon can I transfer to a better job?” As an interviewee you have to remain humble. The school is choosing you and not the other way around. On the flip side, you don’t want to come off as unsure of yourself.

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