I have a confession to make.
I speak to CVs.
Yes, that's right. When you apply for a job with me, I will often talk directly to your CV.
If you've done a good job, and have applied for a job that is relevant to the advert I've posted, I can be heard exclaiming, "good, good, good," or "oh, you are perfect" type comments.
If you've forgotten to use the spell-checker then I'll question your CV, "you didn't seriously just spell the word 'manager' wrong, did you?". Even in the heat of frustration I can admit that sometimes I can be rude, "seriously, where is the SAP? I asked for 5 years of SAP experience and you have none!"
It dawned on me today that my constant conversations with my laptop and your CV are not only a little odd, but perhaps distracting to others.
I was reading this article on other no-no's for the office. I hate to admit it, but I've broken quite a few...
For the sake of your office companions, take a moment to remind yourself what behaviour at work may be getting on someone’s last nerve.