When attending an interview, people tend to be nervous. This is quite normal. However, an interview attendant should always remember what he should and should not talk about in an interview. Babbling about irrelevant or personal details may jeopardize the whole process and might cost you the chance to be qualified for a position you want.
Thus, when going to an interview, keep in mind that you should not talk about your financial or relationship issues; no one cares if you are passing through a critical financial phase or if you have problems with your partner. On the contrary, revealing such information might negatively affect the salary the company intends to propose to you and they might consider you vulnerable due to your emotional issues.
Don’t mention any legal troubles you went through or any medical situation or illness; this might lead your interviewer to have doubts about your honesty and integrity from one part and about your capacity to work with full potential and under pressure from another part..
Don’t talk about your religion or political views; these two topics raise controversy and dispute and push people, even if, involuntarily, to take sides or be bias. Don’t give your interviewer the chance to judge you based on these two criteria and jeopardize a whole career.
Never ever complaint about your previous boss or talk about a dramatic way in which you left your previous job. Always keep a neutral stand when asked why you left your previous job or why you are seeking another opportunity. Resist any urge to badmouth, criticize, or smear any past boss, no matter how evil the boss was. Keep these remarks to your friends and family.
Last but not least, don’t share any family plans with your interviewer or talk about your commitment to a certain sport or activity. Some companies prefer not to hire people planning to get married or to having children, or people who have commitments to certain sports or activities; they fear that you won’t be able to balance between the two things, so why taking the risk?
The Business Lobby Team