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#4 - Sharing details of your personal life, unless it’s somehow relevant to the role — like your experience taking care of your little sister when interviewing for a role as a nanny — there’s no need to talk about your personal life.

#7. - Bad-mouthing your former employer, you may have had your reasons for leaving your last job, but it’s best to keep it professional when referring to your previous employer or former co-workers. Talking badly about others reflects badly on you and is a red flag for a hiring manager, see more

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Pamela Schmidlin
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I am anxiously awaiting HR to get back to me hopefully in 1-2 weeks and will follow up with the first interviewer from HR in a few days to ask how things are going and all...and if a decision has been made, etc...

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Pamela Schmidlin
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Ok, I had an interview today, all I can say is fingers crossed- I do not want to say it went well or didn't go well- jinxing and chances of being hired. I tried to be 100% positive, as far as personal- the interview is about YOU so it should be personal no?!?!? I mean let's not have a female tell the interviewer about her first period of something or a male talk about his first whatever but to talk about personal experiences with past people- how you handled or saw things etc - it is personal and you need to tell things from YOUR perspective giving way into who you are for others to get to know YOU! Just not too personal,right?!?!?! Like the above examples!

And of course bad mouthing anyone shows a negative nelly and a bad character trait, which reflects on you negatively. However, if you speak about a former experience at a job and how you felt it wasn't the best work situation or showing you the most respect as a human being- forget job level, experience, etc just as a fellow human being- and how from that experience you STRONGLY look to respect others in the workplace and hope others will show the same respect back. That is different, no?!?!?

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Georgia Newman
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I also disagree on 1st point. If you don't take care of family, your very likely not to take care of worker.

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Michael Dourian
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Lawrence hi this is Michael on jobcase. How r u. Always need to be as professional as possible too much tmi. Too much information. Just stay at a professional level. Who knows with employers now a days. Good luck. Keep your head up. As my sister in law says. Dont forget to breath. Take care buddy. I love chatting with u!!! 😄👍🙏🥋

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Yolanda Ramirez
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I have to respectfully disagree with you on the 1st point. Before I elaborate - let me state that interviewers are "regular" people. Inasmuch, they have "regular" personalities, likes & interests like the rest of us. To that end, some interviewers are less formal & more open-minded than some.

I spoke about my personal life during job interviews - but only because I was asked - by 2 employers who were not only interested in what I said about my personal life- but both stated that they were very impressed and they also stated that based on what I said was part of the reason they offered me the job. They had inquired about what I do outside of work & I advised them of my side business as a children's performer (I host birthday parties & do facepainting) & my other business where I mentor children from broken homes. Both interviewers even asked to see photos of my events & they showed great interest in my volunteer work where I help children to improve their lives. So in that regard, talking about my personal life helped me to get the job. But I need to reiterate - this was not info that I offered voluntarily - it was in response to the interviewers questions and in my case it worked in my favor.

But as far as the rest of the points you outlined - they are all very good and valid and I agree with you whole-heartedly because notwithstanding one's experience, skills & qualifications - what one says and how they say it can either help or hinder in nailing the interview and getting the job.

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Ronnie Chandler
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Got a job today

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Ruth Miller
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Who are you talking to??

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grace hsu
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I think you mixed me up with some one else. Sorry to say this

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grace hsu
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Thank you very much for leting ling m know that I am no longer being considred for the pootion of AVP for enrollment management for San Jose State University. Unfortunately that was not me who presented some thing that was irrelevant to what the job that I was after. There must be some identity problem some way in the loop. Thank you for the information anyway.

Tai-Ran Hsu

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Reena B.
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Two very good pieces of advice. I am actually seen people not get a job because they either shared way too much irrelevant stuff about themselves or they trashed their last boss. It's a big turnoff. Don't do it.

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