Getting a suitable job opportunity is a dream for many, but at the door of a job interview the dream may be shattered, so it is necessary to prepare well for the interview and avoid phrases and sentences that may prevent you from getting the desired job.

Why is what you say in the interview important?

Everything you say during a job interview will help the employer understand your motivations for applying, and how your skills and experience will make you the right candidate for the position.

Maintaining a positive, professional attitude and balanced sentences throughout the interview, can give you the recruiter's confidence and thus the job.

Do not start salary negotiation before you receive a job offer (communication sites)

How do you prepare for the interview?

There are a number of steps that must be taken in advance in order to prepare for a job interview, especially since you will not get a second chance to make a first impression.

Among those steps:

  • Doing extensive research on the company and its employees

You should do a thorough research of the company you are interviewing with, to make sure you understand the job and anticipate the types of questions the interviewer might ask.

According to Forbes, it is necessary to review the company's website, review press releases from the company, review press articles written about the company, and review the individual pages of the owners and employees of the company and the products issued by it.

  • Make a mock interview

You should practice for the expected job interview, whether with friends or family members, and the practice will be beneficial and give you more confidence.

  • Choose your clothes

According to The Undercoverrecruiter, what you wear to your interview is a very important part of how you prepare for a job interview. Your attire should be appropriate, elegant and somewhat formal.

And it's best to try it early, just to make sure everything fits and so you get some peace and quiet.

  • Study your CV carefully

Any work experience or skills you included on your resume will be open to discussion during the interview.

  • Job Analysis

An important part of preparing for an interview is to take the time to analyze the job posting you are seeking.

As you review the job description, consider what the company is looking for in a candidate.

According to The Balance Career, list the professional and personal skills and qualities that an employer requires and that are essential to success in the job.

You should do a thorough research of the company you are interviewing with, to make sure you understand the job (pixels)

Things not to say

There are a number of questions, sentences and phrases that are not recommended during a job interview, because they may give a wrong or bad impression about you to the interviewer, and these things include:

  • Talking negatively about an employer or previous job

The interviewer might ask "Why are you looking for a new job?"

or "What did you not like in your previous positions?"

Answer these types of questions in a way that you avoid saying anything negative about your previous employer or job, and that you speak professionally and positively, regardless of the situation.

According to Indeed, positive answers to these questions can give the employer confidence that you will be a good addition to their company and that you probably won't say anything negative about it in the future either.

The answer can focus on the space or opportunity that the new job creates to apply the skills and experiences that you acquired in the previous job, but there was no opportunity to apply them there.

  • It's on my resume

The answer to a question may be well stated in your resume, but that does not mean that you answer the interviewer that the answer is detailed in your resume.

You should always try to answer their questions in your own words and provide them with additional details using specific examples that demonstrate your experience or skills or explain how relevant your qualifications are to the position.

  • Work-life balance

Achieving work-life balance is very important and a lot of companies have that mantra, but Barry Drexler, an interview coach, stresses that companies don't really care about work-life balance.

All the employer wants to hear is that you are ready to work and that you will be working around the clock if necessary.

In an article on CNBC, Drexler explains that if you say you're looking for work-life balance, that immediately translates to "I want to be social and will only stay during work hours and then leave on time."

Drexler agrees that work-life balance is very important, but never mention this during an interview or before getting a job.

You should always try to answer the interviewer's questions in your own words and with additional details than those mentioned in the CV (Getty Images)

  • I can't or I don't know

During a job interview there is no opportunity or place for negativity.

Avoid using statements such as "I don't like doing this, I can't do that" or "I can't or I don't know."

It is imperative to show the employer that you are open to taking on any task, even if you do not have the skill that the job requires, tell the interviewer that you are willing to learn.

  • Salary, compensation and vacations

The interview is the time when you want to focus on why you are the best candidate for the position and motivate the interviewer or employer to make you a job offer.

According to Business Insider, you should try to avoid asking about benefits, vacation time, and payment unless these topics are first brought up by the interviewer.

Instead, try to wait for them to offer you a job before beginning negotiations.

  • Ask what the company does

You should try to avoid questions about what the company does.

Answers to this question can usually be found easily through prior research, and it is important to show the interviewer that you have invested time in researching the company and the job you are applying for, and this will allow you to ask more detailed questions about the company rather than what it does.

  • Weaknesses and personal needs

Never volunteer to talk about your weaknesses unless you are asked, and don't mention mistakes you made in previous work, unless you are talking about them to show how heavy your experience has been.

It is also essential that you never mention that you need this job because of your current circumstances, as employers may view it as desperation and the employer does not want to hire a desperate or weak person.

Keywords: