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Language Matters: Clean it up or lose out!

Over the last five years I’ve had many opportunities of speaking to thousands of military members that are leaving the service.  One of the trends that I’ve seen is the use of expletives in day-to-day conversations with those outside the service.  Candidates I am screening for job opportunities are using expletives in normal conversations.  Also, candidates are using these words while in an interview.  There is nothing that will kill an interview quicker than using an expletive when speaking to interviewers or hiring managers.  The use of such language is a direct reflection on you and how you act within the work place.  While I know this type of language is common place in the services, it has no place when interviewing, phone screen, at a job fair or any other place where you are speaking to a company about an opportunity.  This is a friendly reminder!

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