8 Things to Never Tell an Interviewer, Even If Theyâ€™re True
Masha Yudin stashed this in Interviews - for candidates
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Good common-sense advice.
Agreed, never insult your last job.
3. "My last job was a nightmare."
Interviewers know that there are terrible bosses and terrible jobs out there. Heck, they've probably even had some of them themselves. So, it's not that they don't believe that such a thing is possible. But when a job candidate starts badmouthing a previous job or manager, the interviewer has no way of knowing the other side of the story. Maybe you're a prima donna, or hard to work with, or unreasonable and unrealistic. Since they don't know you and they probably don't know your last boss, they're not able to judge. But what they do know now is that you're not very discreet, which isn't a point in your favor.