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9 Things Hiring Managers Say You Shouldn't Do At A Job Interview

By Poyen Ramos on August 8, 2016

There aren't many things in life more nerve-wracking than going to a job interview. Imagine walking into a room as the interviewer scans through (and perhaps judging) your work experience and achievements. You, looking all sharp and fabulous like you were about to walk up the stage, trying to look calm and confident despite being a nervous wreck.

Interviews aren't always easy. No matter how prepared you are for it, there will be some cases when you're just, well, not.

Reddit started a discussion on what not to do during an interview, and the comments were, in some way, crazily hilarious yet insightful. Take it from these hiring managers who have seen all the crazy things candidates do or ask during an interview. So, to help you with acing your next job interview, here are 9 things you should NEVER do when you're up for one.
1. Don't try to be the boss too soon.
Comment from discussion What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?.
2. Don't be too honest.
Comment from discussion What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?.
3. Don't be desperate.

Comment from discussion What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?.
4. Don't be too casual or comfortable.
Comment from discussion What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?.

5. Don't ask the unnecessary questions.
Comment from discussion What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?.
6. Don't babysit during an interview.
Comment from discussion What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?.

7. Don't be the baby, either.
Comment from discussion What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?.
8. Don't be rude, obviously.
Comment from discussion What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?.

9. Don't make it all about yourself.
Comment from discussion What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?.

See the full discussion in the original Reddit thread.

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