When most people prepare for a job interview, they spend hours researching the company and practicing sample questions that could come up during the meeting.
However, all of this time and effort could be wasted if you say the wrong thing during the interview process, according to a recent Fox Business article.
One of the first things that interviewees should remember is to avoid complimenting the interviewer's appearance, as this can seem too familiar and put off the employer, the article states.
Likewise, you should avoid discussing problems you faced at a previous place of employment, unless you are attempting to demonstrate how you were able to overcome such situations. Emphasizing your ability to work together with your fellow employees to solve problems at former jobs can show the interviewer that you know how to handle adversity.
Finally, make sure you aren't simply forcing chemistry with the person conducting the interview, as this can be readily apparent to the employer. While it can be extremely helpful to have something in common with the recruiter or boss, sticking to the plan and asking questions about the company itself is always a safe path, the article says.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, another important aspect to avoid during a job interview is asking a question about benefits or salary, unless an offer has already been made.