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.
- “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.”
- “This might be stupid/silly” - Simply state your idea without qualifying it. You’ll be more valued for your contributions.
- “Respectfully” - Same goes for the word “honestly.” If you’re reacting out of anger, take a moment to collect your thoughts to respond appropriately.
- “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.
- “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.
Avoid saying, "It's not my job!"
Disregard whatever a person says before the word “but”.
It’s our policy…….
It's not my job, I only work here, it's not in my job description, etcetera!
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.
Je suis disponible pour ce poste
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.
I would like to apply for this job