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Top 5 Worst Interview Answers
2. “I hated my last job”.
Even if you quit your last job because it was a truly terrible experience, your prospective employer does not want to hear about how much you hated your last job, your co-workers, or your supervisor.
Badmouthing your previous employer will set off a red alert in your interviewer’s head, telling him or her that you are not a team player or that you do not follow through with your responsibilities.
Instead, use a vague answer, such as, “It was not the ideal work environment for me,” and then transition to discussing what you learned from that experience.
3. “I don’t like people”.
Unless you have found a rare job that has zero interaction with other employees, customers, or clients, you should never tell your interviewer that you don’t like people or that you do not work well with others.
Again, this will show the employer that you are not a team player and that you are likely to cause problems in the workplace. Not working well with others is almost certainly a deal breaker in any industry.