8 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview

 
Whether you’re currently interviewing for a job or not, you’ve likely been in a situation where someone asks: "Tell me about yourself." This and related questions like "What are your greatest strengths?" aren’t designed to be tricky but if you’re not careful, you could fall prey to relying on the same old descriptors that make you sound inauthentic at best. For instance, you might think saying you’re a hardworking team player would suffice, but job search expert Amanda Augustine says, “Simply making this statement won't prove that it's true.” Read on to learn how to bust out of the buzzword rut and prove you’re a standout.
—Lydia Dishman, @LydiaBreakfast
 
job hunting
8 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview (and what to say instead)

Stuffing your résumé and LinkedIn profile with generic buzzwords can be off-putting to potential employers, but it’s far worse when you recite them during an interview.

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Too poor for space? Ballooning to the stratosphere is the next best thing

Space Perspective and World View promise the same heavenly views for a fraction of the cost of Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and SpaceX. Weightlessness not included—but there are cocktails.

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mental health
The next frontier of psychedelic therapy could be your couch

Ketamine therapy pioneer Field Trip is partnering with telehealth company Nue Life to bring psychedelic treatments into the home.

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work life
You’ve done the hard work. Here’s how to get the recognition you deserve

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hiring
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Millions of plastic COVID-19 tests end up in landfills. This biodegradable test could be a game-changer

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NEWS
Musk puts Twitter deal on hold: What you need to know
In a surprising announcement, Elon Musk has revealed his deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion is on hold. The news sent Twitter shares plummeting more than 18% in pre-market trading.
“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Musk tweeted.
The tweet linked to an article in which Reuters reported that fewer than 5% of Twitter’s monetizable daily active users (MDAUs) were fake or spam accounts during the most recent quarter. The figure came from Twitter’s own disclosure in a regulatory filing.
Musk’s deal to purchase the social network has been contentious. However, backing out could cost him: both Twitter and Musk have agreed to pay the other $1 billion should either side pull out.
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