Job interviews suck. Anyone who鈥檚 actually good at them must be a wizard or something. We鈥檝e made every interview mistake you can think of: not preparing enough, getting stumped by an insanely hard聽interview question聽(ahem, Google), spilling coffee during the meeting, not realizing our blazer had a stain on it until we were already聽in the interview.聽And then there鈥檚 always the fear that our nervous brain will make us say something totally nuts聽鈥 something you should never say in an interview.

Businesswoman talking with her business partner

So to get the crazy stuff out of our system, we decided to think of those wacky things first. Here鈥檚 our list of the insane, inappropriate and totally awkward things we could possibly blurt out in an interview. Because you could use a laugh before you聽have to go in there and talk about 鈥渟ynergy.鈥


1.聽鈥淐an I get your number?鈥

2. 鈥淥h yeah, I have 鈥榚xperience using Quickbooks.鈥 Wink wink.鈥

3. 鈥淲ow, I pictured you being聽waytaller.鈥

4. 鈥淥h no, I don鈥檛 want to work here. I just ran out of money.鈥

5. 鈥淗ow would you describe the team dynamic here? Name names 鈥 I want all the dirt.鈥

6. 鈥淲ork-life balance is very important to me. Mostly the 鈥榣ife鈥 part.鈥

7. 鈥淚鈥檓 going to need sick days, vacation time and, most importantly, nap time.鈥

8. 鈥淧revious experience? Uh鈥 that鈥檚鈥 classified?鈥

9. 鈥淥ops. Sorry, I think I swiped left on you a few days ago.鈥

10.聽鈥淪o what does this company do, exactly?鈥

What鈥檚 the craziest mistake you鈥檝e ever made in a job interview? Tweet us your stories @BritandCo!

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