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Five words to ruin a job interview
Hiring and Recruitment

Five words to ruin a job interview

Nirvi B
June 28, 2022
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We ought to congratulate the man who discovered the science behind why we do things we’re told not to. For instance, the phrases below are one of those things a candidate should never say in a job interview but he/she might end up saying it and ruin a strong first impression.

“It’s nice to meet you. And, who are you again?”

Or, “Who are you voting this election?”

Or something like, “Let me be honest.”

Jeff Haden says the last phrase indicates that you haven’t been honest or open or forthcoming to this point. True. Science, or rather a man on the internet, defines impulsivity as “the tendency to act without thinking.” It also adds, “To a degree, this kind of behaviour is common and isn’t necessarily a sign of trouble.” It isn’t. Unless you lose a job opportunity because of it, or end up being kicked out of the conference room.

Now, we’re not going to dwell into any kind of behavioural science or into “Serious Tips on What Not to Say in an Interview.” This is rather fun, because we thought of reviving the spirit of job seekers and bringing back a long-lost gem: a random Twitter trend that took over the internet and spread like wild fire.

#FiveWordsToRuinAJobInterview.

And the tweets are hilarious.

26 funniest phrases (in five words) to ruin a job interview

1. The risk it for the biscuit

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

2. The “question I wished I hadn’t asked”

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

3. The “question I wished I hadn’t answered”

4. The “question I wished I hadn’t answered” pt. 2

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

Also read: Let's get rid of hiring interview questions cliches by Dorothy Dalton

5. The self-sabotage

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHm

6. The “wish I had kept quiet”

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

7. The one where Ellen joined

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

8. The self-sabotage pt. 2

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

Also read: Why you should hire introverts - and how by Cynthia Trivella.

9. The God complex

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

10. And the devil’s advocate

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

11. The “wish I had kept quiet” pt2.

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

Are you looking for some advice on job hunting? Watch: Tips and tricks for job seekers by Hannah Morgan.

12. The one where you got nothing to lose

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

13. Somethings are better left unsaid

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

14. Like this...

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

15. The “question I wished I hadn’t asked” pt. 2

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

16. The “question I wished I hadn’t asked” pt. 3

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

17. And when asked questions, answer!

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

For employers, also read: 12 interview questions for hiring simplifiers, not complicators by Lisa Bodell.

18. The God complex pt.2

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

19. The one that puts you behind the bars

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

20. And another...

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

21. Somethings are really better left unsaid

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

22. When the tables turn from "can you sell this pen?"

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

23. The “why are you even here?”

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

24. The one among our favourites

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

25. The one where you get kicked out of the room

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

26. Finally, as a tribute to Twitter...

Five words to ruin a job interview | peopleHum

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Sneha

October 25, 2021

A very inspiring list. Thanks for putting this together

Vanessa

October 25, 2021

This is such a great list of women leaders! More power to you all

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