We all have a disconnect between how we think we come across and how we are perceived. That’s simply a fact when it comes to interacting with people. You never know how you will be taken.
Nowhere is that disparity and disconnect greater than in a job interview. The people who are considering hiring you have ears finely tuned for bullshit. So when you say “I have a kid I have to pick up from daycare every day,” they hear “I’m a lazy fuck who doesn’t ever want to stay past precisely five p.m.”
See what other phrases you use that employers see right though in this fantastic new video by Fast Company‘s Michelle Markowitz.