7 Things You Should Never Say During a Job Interview
By Catherine Conlan
“Sorry I’m late.”
Even if you have to leave ridiculously early, find a way to be on time to your interview. “If you can't be punctual while asking for the job, how late will you be after you get hired?” says career coach Alex Simon.
“Do you mind if I get this?”
Answering a call or a text during an interview is rude and gives the impression the interview — and the prospect of getting hired — aren’t your priorities. “Leave your cell phone in the car, at home, anywhere, but don't bring it into the interview,” Simon says.
“I’m a perfectionist.”
“I’m applying for this job because it will give me ...”
“I'm not sure if I'm a good fit for this job, but..."
“I want to talk to dolphins.”