Common Interview Trap #4: Checking Your Ego At The Door

Here’s another common interview trap – checking your ego at the door.

The Trap: Everything is a team effort these days. So, when responding to interview questions, we tend to say things like: We achieved a 15 percent increase in sales and we worked together to get it done.

The Solution: Say exactly what you did to contribute to the team’s results. By all means, include the “we”, but don’t forget the “I” when talking about your achievements. In the example above, it’s better to say: I helped the team to achieve a 15 percent increase in sales by doing [such and such …].


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