How to irreparably ruin your chances of getting a job in a matter of seconds #FiveWordsToRuinAJobInterview

Sarah Spickernell
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Perhaps because of the time of year (ie. everyone's looking for jobs), Twitter was ablaze today by the hashtag #FiveWordsToRuinAJob Interview.
We've all been there: the sweaty palms, the unsettled stomach, accidentally calling your prospective boss “mum” or “dad” in a job interview - or coming out with one of the unforgivable swear words while telling a joke that sounded infinitely more appropriate in your head...
In a job interview everyone's at their most vulnerable – everything you do and say is being watched and judged, so naturally, it can lead to panicking, and things can end up coming across a million times worse than in any normal situation.
Just one comment can do the trick – in a matter of seconds you can go from looking like god's gift to the working world to looking like an embarrassment to the human race (or at least that's what it feels like).
In interviews, it's as much about making sure you don't sound like the arrogant, foolish and unreliable flirt you absolutely are not as it is about showing off the skills you have.
Nonetheless, here are the finest ways to ruin a job interview - in five easy words...
Some of them are not beyond the realms of possibility:
Others are less likely, but still best avoided:

Some would have you pegged as something of an office Lothario (to put it politely):

One or two might be OK in certain industries. We're thinking Shoreditch-based companies:

But if you try these in the City, don't expect a call back:

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