You polished the resume, searched every job board, and finally landed an interview. When interviewing for a job, remember that it’s a two-way street. You need to know if this job is the right fit for you, and often times you can find red flags in the interview process. Here are 5 phrases you don’t want to hear in a job interview:
1. "We like to have fun around the office."
You've only been in the office for 10 minutes, but it's clear that this is a gross perversion of the word 'fun'.
2. "Your resume is impressive, but I thought Vince Gilligan wrote 'Breaking Bad'?"
Alright, so you exaggerated on your resume. We get it - everyone does it. Next time, go with something they're less likely to know, like an Amazon Original Series.
3. "You live near (x)? My 'Night Ranger' cover band is playing there Saturday!"
And you already told him you were free this weekend. Good job, buddy. Have fun back-pedaling out of this one.
4. "Actually, I've never seen an episode of 'Frasier'."
If you hear this in an interview, you may want to thank them. It's nice when the monsters reveal themselves this early.
5. "When can you start?"
Dear God. What have you done?