Interviewers generally get annoyed by some stock phrases which are constantly used in interviewers but are best avoided. Below are three of the most common irritants.
1. “No problem or “no worries”
This answer conveys a lack of enthusiasm and tells the interviewer that what they have asked could potentially be viewed as a problem, which they will consider is certainly not. Even worse candidates may say “I have no problem with that”. This brings an unnecessary negative into the equation and will get the interviewer wondering if you have other problems at work which he/she have not touched upon yet. In general positive interviewers like to hire positive people so the best advice would be to take a mental note of every time you say “no problem” and endeavour not to say it again.
Everyone has worries and this blasé response can be a huge irritant to interviewers. It is a very common expression in Australia and has made its way into the Irish vernacular due to the huge amount of migration to and from Australia.
2. “Yes” or “No”
A singular answer which cuts off the interviewers question by using one word such as “Yes” or “No” can be very frustrating for an interviewer as they have spent time crafting specific questions and expect a more comprehensive response for their efforts. In some circumstances it can even be considered rude.
The word “cool” is overused and is considered too casual in an interview situation. Some more conservative interviewers may even consider constantly using the word “cool” as unprofessional and even disrespectful.
Above are some popular irritants which are experienced by interviewers which are best avoided if you want to avoid being classed as an annoying candidate in the interviewers mind.