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Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by agvictor(m): 1:08pm On Jan 28, 2018
Getting an appointment for job interviews seems to be difficult, while many make unnecessary or careful mistake when they are opportune to have one. Interviews can be really tense experience especially for first timer. Though this depends on the panel of interviewers you meet.

Every job interview presents an opportunity to land you a job of interest but we must find out those things you should never say especially when you want to stand out as the best candidate for the position.

1. Never make use of the word ‘Yeah’ for Yes
If there is anything we are guilty of is making use of the word “Yea”. I must state that the word is not formal and interviewers find this irritating. Sometimes, it is so bad that the look of irritation becomes visible on the face of the interviewer.

Like i said earlier, the word ‘yeah’ is never formal. It is a casual conversation word used when hanging out with friends or family members. Note- No matter how qualified you think you are, making using the word ‘yeah’ instead of ‘yes’ can ruin your chances of getting hired.

2. Avoid ” l don’t know ” for an answer
There are times when the interviewers will throw difficult questions at you make sure to come up with something rather than replying with “I don’t know”. I question with this form of answer makes you like rude, clueless and lack initiative.

3. Never say ” I will be going back to school soon”
First of all, I must remind you that the cost of hiring, training, retraining of new staff is always on the high side. Having said that, avoid telling job interviewer(s) you have plans of going back to school soon.

We are not saying in anyway that hiring managers don’t want you to upgrade or improve your skill-set with a certification. Having to recruit for the same role over the next few months is not ideal for companies because is cost-effective. Even if you intend going bank to school better keep it to yourself as no organization wants to hire who would not give them the value for time and money.

4. Never speak negative things about you former boss
Mistake most applicants make whenever they get the opportunity to attend a job interview is speaking negative things about their former job/boss.

It is unacceptable telling the interviewer how you hate your last job. Be civil, positive, do not lie and be formal. When interviewer demands to know more about your relationship with former colleagues and boss, be kind to share but at the same time let your words be few.

5. “Allow me to take this call”
The first thing every serious individual/ job seeker do is to put of his or her cell phone before and during interview. You should never put yourself in a situation when your phone rings to distract you from the interview.

Putting your cell phone during an interview would directly threaten your chances of getting hired. It is not advisable allowing your phone ring in the middle if such serious business and never ask for permission to answer the call.

Source: https://www.agvictor.com/2018/01/28/must-avoid-words-during-job-interview/

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by adehadex(m): 6:11pm On Jan 28, 2018
Biko finish this thing once here

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by jonero4(m): 9:50pm On Jan 28, 2018
stop using yeah fo yes,talkless for talk more,shebi for right?,u get for understand...

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Saintpaul2477: 1:34am On Jan 29, 2018
No be only continue from the source na continue from the Church. who source help Person like me we not even bordered to client that link.
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by sunbbo(m): 7:52am On Jan 29, 2018
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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by iambijo(m): 7:54am On Jan 29, 2018
Allow me to take this call

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Greene66: 7:55am On Jan 29, 2018
So what if someone important is calling me or it's an emergency call and someone is dying?

Naija interviewers and their god-like attitude.
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Fixed: 7:56am On Jan 29, 2018
Abeg change the title of this thread. It is very meaningless. How can you avoid something and still use it? Besides only "yeah" is a word, others are sentences.

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by SORTER: 8:01am On Jan 29, 2018
I once told my interviewer I don't know but I'm ready to learn.... I still got the job anyway.

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by adslipps: 8:02am On Jan 29, 2018
Who job interview help.. I have never been to any job interview and I’m ok with it.

I dnt even have a CV but I’m balling well with life.

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by powerdiode(m): 8:04am On Jan 29, 2018
Abeg, I disagree with one..... Interview is about picking the best out a set of people available for the interview. If you are the best out of the set, you will be picked and "yeah" can't stop them from picking you.

I stand corrected

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by mayskit4luv(m): 8:04am On Jan 29, 2018
Ok
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Gboliwe: 8:10am On Jan 29, 2018
In written and spoken English Agvictor always learn when to use 'it is' as against 'is'.

I guess learning is a regular calling

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Oluwabenjamin(m): 8:11am On Jan 29, 2018
Greene66:
So what if someone important is calling me or it's an emergency call and someone is dying?

Naija interviewers and their god-like attitude.
They can't die, Mr savior of the universe

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by SOFTENGR: 8:24am On Jan 29, 2018
Forget all these. Just get your connections and you'll get the job, even without any useless interview.

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Iphone5: 8:24am On Jan 29, 2018
4. Never speak negative things about you former boss
Mistake most applicants make whenever they get the opportunity to attend a job interview is speaking negative things about their former job/boss.

It is unacceptable telling the interviewer how you hate your last job. Be civil, positive, do not lie and be formal. When interviewer demands to know more about your relationship with former colleagues and boss, be kind to share but at the same time let your words be few

Don't speak bad about your former employer, and don't lie

Ayam not understanding

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Nobody: 8:35am On Jan 29, 2018
adslipps:
Who job interview help.. I have never been to any job interview and I’m ok with it.

I dnt even have a CV but I’m balling well with life.
Abeg show me the way
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Kobicove(m): 8:38am On Jan 29, 2018
Quite informative
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Krafty006: 8:39am On Jan 29, 2018
ideas rule the world
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Offpoint: 8:43am On Jan 29, 2018
all I can say about this thread is... the op is telling me not to be myself when I went to an interview.

what the heck is that number? like I'm supposed to be speaking gibberish on question I don't know the answer to? even google doesn't know all.

I don't know is don't.... they can go and die

so dey guy wey ho me 2 million debt call when I dey interview make I no pick? kwantinue

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by miteolu(m): 8:43am On Jan 29, 2018
Allow me to take this call

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Vecharry(m): 8:50am On Jan 29, 2018
Bros, your number 2 point is not valid. I was asked two different questions and I replied I don't know and I still got the job. Just know your God and know your stuffs
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by mvem(m): 8:55am On Jan 29, 2018
Greene66:
So what if someone important is calling me or it's an emergency call and someone is dying?

Naija interviewers and their god-like attitude.
..even if na moon u dey do interview, you don't do that....its very unprofessional

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by mvem(m): 8:56am On Jan 29, 2018
Offpoint:
all I can say about this thread is... the op is telling me not to be myself when I went to an interview.

what the heck is that number? like I'm supposed to be speaking gibberish on question I don't know the answer to? even google doesn't know all.

I don't know is don't.... they can go and die

so dey guy wey ho me 2 million debt call when I dey interview make I no pick? kwantinue
...maybe the guy wun borrow more
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by jonero4(m): 8:59am On Jan 29, 2018
Olekumaster:
Abeg show me the way
grin
Olekumaster:
Abeg show me the way
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Offpoint: 9:14am On Jan 29, 2018
mvem:
...maybe the guy wun borrow more
wen dey no swear for amgringrin
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Damfostopper(m): 9:27am On Jan 29, 2018
if am the hiring manager and you tell me " allow me ... to take this call"....ur own is done... as hot tempered as iam.... yu will come bk and see ur things outside......... whoever does that is under a spell

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Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by BTT(m): 10:11am On Jan 29, 2018
I have seen it all.

Gram! So what do you now want?
Re: Five Must Avoid Words To Use During Any Job Interview by Coldfeets: 7:33am On Jan 30, 2018
All these one na common sense na.

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