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If you’re looking to advance in your career, thinking about the way you communicate is a good place to start. Avoid saying these 5 things in a professional environment.

  1. “But” - Simply stop after the statement. If you must add a conjunction and second phrase, use “and.” For example, “That’s a great idea, and we can look at it more closely.”
  2. “This might be stupid/silly” - Simply state your idea without qualifying it. You’ll be more valued for your contributions.
  3. “Respectfully” - Same goes for the word “honestly.” If you’re reacting out of anger, take a moment to collect your thoughts to respond appropriately.
  4. “I’m so busy” - It’s rarely a good idea to just respond with a general “I’m busy,” as there’s little anyone can do about that except you.
  5. “Try” - If you’re not convinced you can complete a task, give specifics about the challenges or concerns. That can help you get the clarity, assistance, or resources you need.

What else should you avoid saying #OnTheJob or in #interviews? #jobsearch

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Sage Schott-Reed
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Avoid saying, "It's not my job!"

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Stephenie Moore
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Cashier at Duke And Duchess

I cant

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Disregard whatever a person says before the word “but”.

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Stacy Kaufman
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I can sell ice to an Eskimo 😎

It’s our policy…….

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Etgel Molina
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It's not my job, I only work here, it's not in my job description, etcetera!

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Christopher lanham
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I went to interview for a job at chick fil a in chicago.while sitting down talking with a lady manager, I presented my servsafe food handler certificate,told her I am a team player,reliable,and I really want this part-time position,which is called back of house.as we finished our conversation,she said if chosen we will notify you.this was a month ago,I reached out and called them,saying I have experience,have certificate,why are you not hiring me? The staff is black,..I am white.she said we choose not to move forward with your application at this time.i feel offended.

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Becktel Chery
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Je suis disponible pour ce poste

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Diane Hughes
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I would like to see a job description. I don’t want to get my hopes up only to find it isn’t a good match for me.

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Delores Wright
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I would like to apply for this job

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Elyssa Reeder
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Asset Protection at Walmart

Thanks

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