By Alex Zaprdusky, PRSSA Communications Director
Ragan’s PR Daily recently posted a blog about the top ten tips for landing a dream PR job. That list can be found here: http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/10723.aspx. I agree with all of the items on that list, follow them.
The items Ragan’s PR Daily prescribed inspired me to create a list of: “Colloquialisms and Commonly Mispronounced Words to Avoid to Seem Smarter at an Interview!*”
- Anyways: Drop the S! “Anyways” is an incorrect Midwestern colloquialism.
- Supposably/Supposively: Neither of those are words. If you want to refer to something that is generally assumed, the word is supposedly (with a D).
- Can-uh-date: If you are competing for a position you want to tell your employer that you are the best Can-da-date (candidate) for the job.
- Ath-a-leet: If you plan to work in the sports industry, you are promoting ath-leets (athletes).
- Off-ten: If something happens frequently, it happens “off-en” (often).
*Some of these were incorporated from: http://www.primermagazine.com/2008/learn/10-words-you-mispronounce-that-make-people-think-youre-an-idiot