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HR Fail! You said what at your job interview?
by Staff
Should you bring your mother to a job interview? Should you ask whether a company drug tests its employees? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you need to brush up on you job interview etiquette.

When asked to name a weakness, you should point out traits such as being late to work.

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When confronted with the “why did you leave your last job?” question, never tell the interviewer that you were fired.

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If an interviewer says, “tell me about yourself” you should always stick to work-related issues.

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If asked, you should be upfront about salary expectations.

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When asked the proverbial “where do you see yourself in five years?” question, never say “I hope to be on a tropical beach drinking margaritas.”

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When asked to describe your dream job, you should say it’s the position you’re interviewing about.

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You should tell the interviewer that you’re pregnant.

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Always mention that you helped run your previous company into the ground.

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If asked to describe your time in prison, you should mention your leadership abilities in a gang.

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Never say “no” when asked, “do you have any questions?”

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It’s OK to use your mother as a reference.

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It’s not OK for an interviewer to ask your religion.

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It’s OK for an interviewer to ask your age.

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It’s OK to take your kid to an interview.

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It’s not OK to drink coffee during an interview.

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Asking what the hours are for the position is a bad question to ask.

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It’s OK to ask if the company drug tests its employees.

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Covering up tattoos is a good idea.

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I should give actual reasons why I quit my last job.

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It’s OK to wear perfume or cologne to a job interview.

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