You should also not talk about:
- Your church or religion.
- Your divorce.
- Your marital status.
- Why you lost/got fired from a job (unless asked).
- That you grew up very wealthy or poor.
- Any diseases you may have had.
- Non-visible disabilities.
- Any medical diagnosis you may have received.
- Sexual abuse/rape you have experienced.
- Violent crimes you were a victim of.
- Recent deaths and tragedies in your family.
- Your sexual orientation.
Just keep this information to yourself. It is never a good idea to provide any of this information because it can be polarizing to people. It also could reflect on the employer in a way they do not want to be associated with, and this is not a good thing.
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Many people like interviews because they are a chance to talk about themselves.
- An interviewer is not your friend.
- An interviewer is not your confidante.
- An interview is also not a therapy session.
An interview is a chance to show the employer what you can do for them and sell your strengths (not weaknesses)
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