Job interviews are never easy. And they’re especially stressful when opportunities are so few and far between, with unemployment hovering at just under 10 percent. (More worrying, a third of jobless people are dealing with long-term unemployment.)
When you score a coveted interview, the single most important thing you can do is prepare and practice, by doing both a run-through with an industry-savvy friend, and recording yourself and then doing a self-review. This will help temper your nerves and help you work on weaknesses. Then, choose your words carefully once you’re in the room. Here are 5 things never to say to a hiring manager.