After fraud, theft, flood and fire, the most dangerous word to use at your staffing firm, or any workplace, is try, according to a recent Fortune article.
Why? Try shows a lack of belief, passion, commitment,and confidence – all qualities you need to succeed in today’s job market.
On a resume, try indicates a task or responsibility that is either incomplete or vague; it is one of the few three-letter words that can get a resume moved to the rejection pile, according to the article. Action verbs backed up by facts and examples can make a resume – and an individual – stand out.
Likewise, in an interview, when candidates are required to be sharp and precise, try comes across as uncertain at best. Hiring managers look for someone with a spark in his or her eyes and confidence in his or her voice.
If an applicant at your staffing firm uses this word, be wary.
For more danger words and why they shouldn’t be used, click here to read the full article.