This HR Expert (and former Marine) Shares What to Do and NOT Do in Interviews

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What you say and do in an interview can either close the deal or take you out of the running.

There are plenty of programs and organizations that help with interview preparation. And there is a case one could make that every person you interview with is looking for a different style or method – BUT there are some things you SHOULD do and

This former Marine advises on what to say and not say in an interview

SHOULD NOT do in an interview – and today we are going to unpack this very topic with a Marine Corps Veteran who serves in Human Resources in a global company.

There’s a scene in the Matt Damon Robin Williams movie Goodwill Hunting where Ben Affleck is sitting in on an interview for Matt Damon’s character telling the interviewers they are suspect, slouching in his chair, and being over-confident – but the scene works in his favor. It’s an enjoyable scene but one that certainly only plays out in the movies – or maybe not.

Our guest on The Military Wire is Melanie Busch, Human Resources Business Partner with

Crawford & Company, a global, multi-billion dollar company that protects the interests and properties of millions. Prior to her HR life, she Served as the Ammunition Records Chief, which is responsible for the accountability, serviceability and record keeping of over $20 million of inventory as well as the Combat Marksmanship Instructor of her unit of more than 70 Marines, resulting in 100% combat readiness of all troops under her command. In corporate she has held several key positions – one including talent acquisition.

To learn more about the job opportunities at Crawford, visit: https://www.crawco.com/about/careers

Author Biography
Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, former software executive and currently CEO of Operation Military Family, is a guest writer for several national publications, author of the book “Operation Military Family: How Military Couples are Fighting to Preserve Their Marriages” and “The Military Wire” blog.

He is also a frequent contributor on FOX Q-13 as well as a popular keynote and workshop speaker who reaches thousands of service members and their families every year in an effort to enrich and strengthen the military relationships. His book, Operation Military Family, endorsed by great Americans like Gen. Tommy Franks and Pete Chiarelli, continues to be a sought-out resource by licensed professionals and military families across the United States.


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