13 Things You Should Never Say During a Job Interview…

We all know that finding a job can be a daunting task and is something many of Americans are struggling with right now.  In my job, I coach people daily on answering questions for an employer in hopes of starting their next career.  I thought I would share a few of the things I have actually heard from people looking for a job.  Enjoy!

  1. “I had a dream last night and God told me to tell you that he compels you to hire me.”
  2. “Is ya’ll hirin?” or “Is ya’ll takin applications?”
  3. To a salon manager: “I mean I don’t feel like I can perform a cut for you today.”
  4. “When can I take vacation?”
  5. When asked what their three weaknesses were: “I drink too much, I smoke too much and I cuss too much.”
  6. “Yea uh entry level positions for that pay $16 – $20 an hour.”  (When it really pays $9 – $10)
  7. To a customer while interviewing for a Pharmacy Technician position at Ingles:  “Let me see that prescription.  Oh yea, I interned at CVS down the street.  They have it there.”  (Manager was pissed to lose that customer)
  8. “Yea I interviewed with ABC Company, I didn’t like the manager there at all…she seemed clueless.” Response from hiring manager: “Yea, she’s my daughter.”
  9. “Do you mind if my boyfriend uses your restroom and waits in the lobby?”
  10. “I’m sorry what was the position again?”
  11. “Can you make my schedule match the bus schedule?”
  12. “My child is super quiet….can he come to work with me?”
  13. “Um, no one would work here for THAT pay.  Gimmie $1 more and I will think about it.”

What Stupid Job Interview Questions have You Heard?

I know I’m not the only one who hears these dumb responses during a job interview. What have you heard? Drop down into the comment section, join in and share with me…

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3 comments on 13 Things You Should Never Say During a Job Interview…

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  2. clhughey says:

    Or asking what they test for in a drug test. I mean it never ceases to amaze me. I had a girl today tell me that she didn’t want to apply for a job where she would have competition. Well get used to it lady!!!

  3. Kim Hansen says:

    Yep, we have talked about this one a lot! You know I have a bunch of them. I once had someone ask me how long it would be before they had to do the drug test. Really? I also had someone tell me that she hated every manager she ever had. Guess what? You won’t be hatin’ on me!

    All you can do is shake your head sometimes!