I had a meeting with a 23 year old woman the other day. She was smart, funny, and attractive. I’ll never hire her for anything.
In the course of a 45-minute meeting, she used the word ‘like’ 157 times. Incorrectly.
You are like in college like now and if you ever like plan to find a like job or something, you had better like learn not to like use the word like like when you are in like a meeting or like talking to a professor or like interviewing for a job.
To use the word ‘like’ or even ‘uh’ in the course of a speech or conversation, is called a lapse. As your brain tries to catch up with your mouth, we use these filler words to fill in the silence. You don’t notice it but others do. It is distracting, it is annoying and it sounds as if you don’t know what you are talking about or lying.
Now is the time to become aware of how you speak and fix these problems before you start interviewing for a job. Even if your friends speak this way, you need to start a conscience effort now to stop the ‘like’ madness…
….because very soon you will have a job and they like won’t.