#1: Don’t Talk About Things You Can’t Back Up

You’re a good team player—so you say. Can you tell me more?

Mmmm, Let me think, you say?

This is not a good sign.

If you’re going to make a statement such as “Works well on teams” on your resume or in a cover letter, you’d better know what you mean. The same goes for live conversations.

It might be true. You might be the most supportive, reliable, cooperative, flexible, committed team player on the planet. The question is: Where? How? What exactly did you do that made you so effective? What was the result?

You say you’re passionate about this work. OK, tell me more.

Well, let me think, you say.

Really? You have to think about that too? Passion means to have a powerful, compelling emotion or feeling. ...

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