Bad Habits Get Magnified During Job Interviews

For example, a little humility and kindness can go a long way—but being overly apologetic is more likely to instill doubt than confidence in a prospective employer.

Gabriel Lucas

Mar 9, 2021

Bad Habits Get Magnified During Job Interviews

Fight the need to offer a "sorry" every time a situation does not play out perfectly.  For example, if after a long answer you are tempted to say, "Sorry my answer rambled on," you might instead push yourself to remark, "Thank you for letting me explore my thoughts in the moment as I found my way to that final point."  Like that second approach demonstrates, it's indeed possible to show both humility and confidence at the same time—which is often the winning approach to an interview.

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