Have you done this? Opened your mouth and, to paraphrase a famous quote, removed all doubt about being an idiot? Misspeaking in a social situation is embarrassing enough; doing so in an interview can be devastating.
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Amy Lindgren owns Prototype Career Service, a career consulting firm in St. Paul, Minn. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 626 Armstrong Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102.