Almost anyone that has been gainfully employed throughout their lifetime has practiced the “best” way to answer questions during a job interview.
Even difficult questions, like the infamous “what is your biggest weakness?” can be answered gracefully.
But what about the worst ways to answer questions about why you applied for this job or your greatest accomplishment?
We spoke with HR professionals, recruiters, and executives who assured us the wrong way to answer these questions does exist — and they shared some of the most cringeworthy responses they have heard during job interviews.
Here are 13 things it’s safe to say you should never give as an answer in a job interview.