As a recruiter, I am fortunate to meet many people on a daily basis. One of the things that tends to come through is the ability to pick up on trends.
Business Insider recently added insight into something that I’ve been noticing among so many entry-level candidates lately. It’s called “vocal fry.” It almost sounds like a tiny bit of dirt, or groaning in someone’s voice. It also makes you as a candidate sound weak and less-than-confident in your skills and abilities.
I would encourage you to listen to sound clips of vocal fry, and evaluate whether you speak this way in interviews, the workplace, or in general.