10 Things Not To Say During an Interview

Foot-in-Mouth disease doesn’t just strike dates. For some, it strikes during interviews too. Here is a list of what hopefully never comes out of your mouth during an interview.

  1. “What I want to know is, how do I get your job?”
  2. “Honestly, if you must know, I really hate people.”
  3. “Can you give me an alphabetized list of everyone in this office, including their home addresses and social security numbers? I like to do a background check on all of my coworkers before joining a new company.”
  4. “Ohmigod I’m so drunk right now I think I’m gonna puke…”
  5. “The receptionist is totally hot. I can’t wait to get hired so I can bang her.”
  6. “I’m prone to violent and homicidal fits of rage whenever I’m disappointed. So, I have the job, right?”
  7. “No, I don’t think this company really has any potential or will go anywhere. I just want a paycheck.”
  8. “Hold on, I hear my phone ringing.”
  9. “My hobbies? I love FarmVille! I can’t stop playing it all day long, sometimes for hours on end!”
  10. “So how the fuck are ya?”

What else should a candidate not say on an interview?

Author: Mike Lee

An idealistic realist, humanistic technologist & constant student.

2 thoughts on “10 Things Not To Say During an Interview”

  1. Oooh, during a college recruiting event I had a kid show up stoned off his rear.
    … although that’s more of a don’t do, not so much of a don’t say…

    I also enjoyed the “I’m just here as a back-up in case the other company I REALLY want to work for doesn’t hire me” comment.

  2. A post about what NOT TO DO at an interview would be funny. We had a guy show off a porn site he built. Another did a handstand to prove he was once in the circus. Both were hired! Though not necessarily for those reasons. :-P

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