On the list of “things we dread,” job interviews are right between scrubbing bathtub grout and going to the dentist. Whether we’re applying for our dream role or the job that’s going to pay the bills right now, it can be easy to psych ourselves out and fumble through the interview. What if we ask a well-intentioned question the wrong way? What if we make a bad impression? What if we have spinach in our teeth?
So we called on Vicki Salemi, a career expert at Monster, to talk us through what not to do. Here are the seven things we need to stop saying during job interviews and what to say instead.