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Job Interview Etiquette; to swear or not to swear?


A recent survey from Carnegie Consulting found that swearing during a job interview is generally frowned upon. In fact, a whopping 79% of those surveyed said they would not hire someone who dropped the F-bomb during an interview.

So, if you are going into a job interview, it is probably best to keep your language clean. But what if things get heated or nerves get the better of you and you let slip a swear word?

‘It’s a lot about playing to your audience’ says Carnegie Consulting Specialist Recruiter, Natalie Verrey. So if you do happen to slip up and swear, it is important that you handle it well, apologise and move on.

In conclusion, it is important to remember not to swear in an interview. This can be a difficult task, especially if you are feeling nervous or under pressure. However, it is important to remain professional and respectful. If you do find yourself slipping up, take a deep breath and try to relax.