Words Matter: Eight Phrases That Can Kill Your Promotion

Kill Your Promotion

It has been beaten into our heads since our first year of law school: words matter. When it comes to your career and rising up the ranks, the words you use might mean getting a coveted job or they could kill your promotion. Choose your words carefully:

“Words matter more than you might think, especially if you are one of the 43% of employees who works remotely. If co-workers or your manager can’t see your body language, they have to rely solely on conversations you have over email or the phone, and certain phrases could cost you a promotion…Here are eight words and phrases that can derail your career if they’re uttered at the wrong place or time…”

Read: These Eight Phrases Are Killing Your Chance for a Promotion at FastCompany

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