Using "I" versus "We"
BY NICK HENNING
Have you ever caught yourself saying "we" or "the team" during an interview?
All too often, professionals make the common mistake of saying "we" versus "I" during an interview.
It can be very subtle and sometimes hard to detect, but it can have an impact on your interview.
The hiring authority is only concerned with what you did and the results of the actions you took.
Your team is not interviewing for the position, YOU ARE so be sure to highlight your specific contributions by using I.
Otherwise, you might leave doubt in their minds that it was the teams' efforts that accomplished the incredible feat and not yours.
What are your thoughts?
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3/24/2020 09:40:17 am
Nick, this is a very concise video where you clearly explain the subtle switch from team mentality to touting personal achievement when selling oneself in front of anyone. Thanks for the great advice! Can you share any tips on how to locate and seek out temporary, short-term assignments for work stints lasting a few days without going thru an employment agency. Keep up the good work Nick! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.
3/24/2020 12:57:37 pm
Thank you for the comment Connie! Yes, I will be sure to add that to the list for a future post.
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