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Ep102: Don't say THIS during job interviews. 10 things NOT to say.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses 10 mistakes to avoid during job interviews that can harm your chances of getting a job offer. It provides explanations for each mistake and offers tips on how to avoid them.

 

Highlights

0:43 πŸ’° Asking about salary too early gives the impression that money is your only concern.

2:01 πŸ€” Not researching the job beforehand shows a lack of interest and commitment.

3:39 🏒 Asking for information about the company without prior research makes you appear uninterested.

5:05 πŸ’¬ Using generic, meaningless words without providing examples comes across as empty.

6:40 😑 Complaining about past experiences and colleagues creates a negative impression.

8:03 πŸ“š Asking to be taught something shows a lack of proactiveness and self-sufficiency.

9:26 πŸ™… Blaming others and not taking responsibility for mistakes demonstrates a lack of accountability.

10:41 πŸ™ Desperately expressing the need for the job may make you appear desperate and less qualified.

12:09 🌴 Asking about vacation days too early suggests you prioritize time off over work.

13:34 ⏰ Inquiring about working late without demonstrating dedication may harm your chances.

 

Key Insights

πŸ’° Asking about salary too early can give the impression that you prioritize money over the opportunity and career growth potential. It’s best to ask about compensation after demonstrating your suitability for the position.

🏒 Researching the job description thoroughly is crucial to show interest and familiarity with the role’s responsibilities. Neglecting this step can make you appear unprepared and unqualified.

😑 Complaining about past experiences and colleagues during a job interview creates a negative impression and suggests a lack of teamwork and collaboration skills. It’s better to focus on positive takeaways and skills developed in previous roles.

πŸ™… Blaming others and not taking responsibility for mistakes indicates a lack of accountability and a reluctance to learn and improve. It’s important to focus on personal growth and development when discussing past experiences.

🌴 Asking about vacation days too early in the interview process can give the impression that you prioritize time off over work and dedication. It’s best to focus on demonstrating your value and commitment first.

⏰ Inquiring about working late without first demonstrating dedication and a willingness to learn raises concerns about your commitment and work ethic. It’s important to establish a positive impression before discussing work hours.

πŸ€” Overall, it’s crucial to be mindful of the impressions you create during a job interview. Avoiding these 10 mistakes can help increase your chances of success and landing your dream job.

 

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