It's not all difficult to completely blow a job interview: Showing up late, wearing inappropriate clothing and answering your cell phone are a few good ways to kill your chances. But sticking your foot in your mouth will do the job as well.
Many hiring managers say that on occasion, candidates that seem perfect at first get crossed off the list by saying something senseless when asked a routine interview question. Here are a few responses to some of those frequently asked questions that will be sure to kill the conversation and send you straight out the door.
That's the way this online The Wall Street Journal article on interview questions starts. You may be familiar with most of the seven interview questions they mention.
Tell me a little about yourself.
Why do you want to leave your current your?
What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?
How would your current or former colleagues describe you?
What is your goal for the short term?
Are there certain tasks or types of people you don’t like?
Do you have any questions?
Read on to find out what an appropriate answer to each of those questions would be.