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Interview nightmares: Did I really say that?

DONNA FLAWS
Last updated 11:51 14/11/2012

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A couple of years ago I had an interview with a company that helped people with mental health issues stay in their homes with the help of care workers.

There was a panel of three rather serious individuals. I am not a fan of more than one interviewer - I never know who to look at and it seems a lot more relaxing just one-on-one.

The questions were difficult but I thought that overall I was doing quite well. The end of the interview came and I was asked the standard ''any questions?''

I wanted to ask a positive and intelligent question, but I couldn't think of a single thing to say.

I figured that perhaps a nice comment about the company would be better than nothing, so I opened my big mouth and said: "I think it's wonderful that there is so much help out there for the mentals."

Many of my friends tell me that I have no filter. You know the thing that stops you saying something really stupid or inappropriate; I think they are right.

Needless to say they couldn't get rid of me quick enough and to nobody's surprise, I didn't get the job.


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