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Avoid These Subjects During A Job Interview

We’ve talked a lot about what you should say in a job interviews, but we’re wondering: what shouldn’t you talk about?

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Weblog Main Street recently published an article detailing five things you should avoid discussing in a job interview. For example, while you can talk about why you left your last job, you’ll want to avoid any complaints you had about them:

“Don’t ever say anything negative about prior employers because the potential employer will look at you and say, ‘That person will feel the same way about my company five years from now,’” says Alexandra Levit, author of New Job, New You. Instead, she urges applicants to focus on the positives of their previous experience.”

Other issues to avoid: financial issues, childcare and (surprisingly) your age. You can check out the link below to read the full article, but we’re wondering what you think. What other subjects should you avoid at a job interview? Let us know in the comments.

5 Touchy Topics to Avoid in a Job Interview [Main Street via Consumerist]


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