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13 of the worst answers people have actually given in job interviews

Business Insider Logo By Heather Taylor of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 14: 
  
    Most job candidates prepare to answer certain questions
    before their job
    interview to present themselves in the best possible
    light.
  
  
    Other candidates seem to give the worst possible answer
    for a given situation. 
  
  
    We asked HR professionals, recruiters, and CEOs to
    share some of the worst responses they have heard from
    candidates, from a candidate who said he "crushed 10 keg
    stands" to another who admitted to slashing someone's
    tires.
  
  
    
      Visit
    Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
  

  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 human-resources professionals, recruiters, and
  executives who assured us the wrong way to answer these questions
  did 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.

  • Most job candidates prepare to answer certain questions before their job interview to present themselves in the best possible light.
  • Other candidates seem to give the worst possible answer for a given situation.
  • We asked HR professionals, recruiters, and CEOs to share some of the worst responses they have heard from candidates, from a candidate who said he "crushed 10 keg stands" to another who admitted to slashing someone's tires.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

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 human-resources professionals, recruiters, and executives who assured us the wrong way to answer these questions did 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.

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