What Not To Say During A Temp Recruitment Interview

It is certainly no secret that job interviews are stressful and difficult to prepare for if you don’t know what to expect. Here is our list of statements and questions we would recommend avoiding during any temp recruitment interview that may come along.

Avoid These Faux Pas

Interviews themselves often consist of you sitting in front of a stranger and attempting to present yourself in the best way possible. The best thing you can do in an interview is be confident and practice sidestepping certain conversational landmines.

Here is what not to say in a professional situation.

‘I’ll Take Anything’

Here, you are at risk of selling yourself short. Even if you really need a job, they don’t need to know that. This is also a quick way to seem uninformed about the process, your worth, experience, and more. It puts a big red stamp on your record that you are willing to settle for whatever becomes available. This is in no way ideal of course.

‘I Heard This Rumour…’

Highly unprofessional is an understatement. If you are up for an interview with this person and you utter anything that resembles gossip, you will not hear back. During a professional meeting, keep things relevant and do not wander too off-topic or make idle chit-chat unless the other party initiates the conversation.

‘I’m So Nervous’ Or ‘I’m not prepared’

If you are a little nervous, the best thing to do would be not to admit it as it serves no purpose telling the interviewer. Excuse yourself briefly to take a breath, or try to plan ahead as much as possible to reduce the nerves.


Incessant apologies will not make you look good. You will sound passive rather than competent and confident. You might also make yourself seem nervous which is not a good selling point for any field of work. Apologising profusely and unnecessarily will also make you seem insecure.

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