The Worst Thing You Can Say in a Job Interview

TRANSKRIP
When I’m interviewing, some of the things that really tend to bother me,
I don’t know if they’re necessarily a turn-off,
what really bothers me is somebody says, “I’ll do whatever it takes”.
Speaking in generalities and extremes always rubs me wrong.
Whether I’m just a nut for semantics and word choice,
but when somebody says, “I’ll do whatever it takes”,
my question is, “Terrific, seven days a week 14 hours a day”.
And the answer is usually big deer and headlight type of eyes,
because the fact is it’s not whatever it takes,
and it’s not I’ll do anything.
It’s I’ll do whatever I think is necessary,
not what you think is necessary.
I do believe that the interview process is there for a potential employee to feel out a potential employer.
However however only one of the two parties can extend the offer.
And we talk about an employee or an employer-based market
and that is true when it comes to what the benefits need to be,
what the salary needs to be, what the opportunity needs to be.
But at the end of the day, only one side can extend an offer
and you can’t turn something down you didn’t get.
So my biggest belief is make sure you really say what you mean
and what you’re willing to do
because one day you’re gonna interview with the right company
and you want to make sure that they know that you’re really willing to do whatever it takes

TERJEMAHAN
When I’m interviewing, some of the things that really tend to bother me,
Ketika saya sedang melakukan wawancara, beberapa hal yang sebenarnya cenderung mengganggu saya,

I don’t know if they’re necessarily a turn-off,
Saya tidak tahu apakah ini sesuatu yang tidak saya sukai,

what really bothers me is somebody says, “I’ll do whatever it takes”.
yang benar-benar mengganggu saya adalah seseorang berkata, “Saya akan lakukan apapun yang diperlukan”.

Speaking in generalities and extremes always rubs me wrong.
Berbicara secara umum dan ekstrim selalu membuat saya kesal.

Whether I’m just a nut for semantics and word choice,
Entah saya hanya gila pada semantik dan pemilihan kata,

but when somebody says, “I’ll do whatever it takes”,
tapi ketika seseorang berjata, “Saya akan lakukan apapun yang diperlukan”.

my question is, “Terrific, seven days a week 14 hours a day”.
pertanyaan saya adalah, “Bagus, tujuh hari seminggu, 14 jam sehari”.

And the answer is usually big deer and headlight type of eyes,
Dan jawabannya biasanya mata yang terbelalak,

because the fact is it’s not whatever it takes,
karena faktanya bukan apapun yang diperlukan,

and it’s not I’ll do anything.
dan bukan saya akan melakukan apapun.

It’s I’ll do whatever I think is necessary,
Sayalah yang akan melakukan yang saya pikir perlu,

not what you think is necessary.
bukan apa yang kamu pikir perlu.

I do believe that the interview process is there for a potential employee to feel out a potential employer.
Saya percaya bahwa proses wawancara disediakan bagi calon karyawan untuk mengetahui calon majikan.

However however only one of the two parties can extend the offer.
Tapi, hanya ada satu pihak yang akan memberikan tawaran kerjanya.

And we talk about an employee or an employer-based market
Dan kita berbicara tentang pasar berdasarkan karyawan atau majikan

and that is true when it comes to what the benefits need to be,
benar jika itu tentang apa benefitnya,

what the salary needs to be, what the opportunity needs to be.
bagaimana gajinya, bagaimana peluangnya.

But at the end of the day, only one side can extend an offer
Tapi akhirnya, hanya satu pihak bisa memberikan tawaran kerjanya

and you can’t turn something down you didn’t get.
dan kamu tidak bisa menolak sesuatu yang tidak kamu dapatkan.

So my biggest belief is make sure you really say what you mean
Jadi keyakinan terbesar saya adalah memastikan kamu benar-benar mengatakan apa yang kamu maksudkan

and what you’re willing to do
dan apa yang kamu bersedia lakukan

because one day you’re gonna interview with the right company
karena suatu saat kamu akan melakukan wawancara dengan perusahaan yang cocok

and you want to make sure that they know that you’re really willing to do whatever it takes
dan kamu ingin memastikan bahwa mereka tahu apakah kamu bersedia melakukan apapun yang diperlukan.