The results of a job interview may seem to hinge on your credentials and luck, but the way you speak in an interview can have a profound impact on your success.
Beyond the requirements of the job, interviewers are looking for employees they can trust and understand.
Forbes.com writer Mindy Lockard says in her article titled, The Best Words To Use In An Interview, For Both Sides Of The Desk, “We’re expected to use our words to impress while dealing with sweaty palms and shaky knees. Let’s be honest—an interview is just a few people and a time-clock short of speed-dating.” Impressing your interviewer is about more than just your education and work experience: show her or him that you can relate and communicate as a civilian. This is why we have come up with a list of 10 military phrases you should avoid in interviews.
1.) Roger That
“OK,” “Understood,” and “Yes, sir/ma’am” are all acceptable replacements for this military phrase. The general public will understand what you mean if you do slip up, but it is not a common saying among civilians. We recommend you steer clear of it.