What not to say in a job interview

How hard is it to change Yep to Yes?

In speaking or writing, we are talking about ONE letter.

E. Ten Broeck

I am sure you have this heard many times before… but in a job interview every thing you say and do is under consideration and is being analyzed by your potential employer.

At the time of this writing workers are in short supply, and employers may lower the bar in terms of their hiring standards. Ignore this fact for now. You always want to make a good impression. Even if you are not offered the job, or decide not to take the position offered, employers take mental and written notes of candidates that may get future consideration. The point is that, even if there is not an opening for you or your decline an offer; you may have another opportunity in the future with company/firm if you make a favorable impression.

Here are a few words and phrases that will leave a poor impression.

Word or Phrase Replace with
Let me knowI look forward to your reply.
When may I call you next?
May I please ask what are the next steps?
YepYes, or yes please. 
Some people even text Yep, how hard is it to change Yep to Yes?
What?
Huh?
Pardon me, I did not hear what you said.
Like I said
 
If you say this to someone, you are implying that they:
 
a) did not hear you the first time,
b) they heard what you said and already forgot and/or
c) they are incapable of comprehending what you had said.
I might have mentioned this before…
OR
Please, I just mentioned this to you…
 
Also remember that some people have true hearing deficiencies.
Table offensive words and suitable replacements

New business owners

E. Ten Commandments

New business owners please consider these points

  1. Have a reserve of funds to pay your household bills for 9 months to a year.
  2. Learn critical applications CRMs, and accounting software needed to transact business before you start.
  3. Learn Microsoft 365, word, excel, power point before you start.
  4. Have liability insurance policies in place before you start.
  5. Consult a knowledgeable CPA and Attorney about forming the new legal entity.
  6. Pay your self on a W-2 as wage earner. Your income taxes will be withheld and deposited on a timely basis.
  7. If you must meet with the public, rent an office and avoid having clients to your home. Zoning restrictions, consideration of your neighbors, and parking come to mind.
  8. Make sure all of your business licenses are up to date and in place.
  9. If you have shareholders and/or partners consult an Attorney and get an operating agreement.
  10. Don’t skip out on Health Care Coverage, and maintain your credit score.

Resume writing

E. Ten Commandments

10 tips on resume writing

1) Your resume may only get 10 Seconds of viewing time.  This is the TEN Second rule.

2 )  Drop the “objective.” The purpose of submitting a resume is to gain employment, this is understood by the reader.

3)  Use a larger then normal font. 

4) Keep your content to ONE (1) page only.

5)  Your contact info MUST be current. You MUST respond to potential employers. 

6) Your resume must be factually true, and free of omissions.

7) You must have the content of your resume committed to memory.  You don’t want to draw blank in the middle of an interview about a detail in YOUR resume. 

8)  Have a friend proficient in grammar  and spelling proof read your document, or use https://www.grammarly.com, OR better yet hire your own editor at https://www.fiverr.com

9) Upload, email or otherwise send a high quality pdf document NOT a MS word document. It you are going to an in person interview consider printing on high quality paper.

10)  Make certain your social media profile(s) matches the image you are conveying in your resume. 

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